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Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgLearn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLearn Africa Plc publishes and distributes educational material for the pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors in Nigeria. The company markets reference material, professional material, and general reading material as well as provides teacher training, education development programmes, digital content and educational consultancy services. Established in 1961 and formerly known as Longman Nigeria, the company was wholly-owned by Longman Group UK Limited, now Pearson Education. Pearson and Longman Nigeria mutually agreed to become separate corporate entities in 2011. Learn Africa Plc is the largest educational publisher in Nigeria with the widest range of books and educational resources as well as an expansive distribution network. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Learn Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgCipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited (CIPLA.ug)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileCipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited is a pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Kampala, Uganda. The company manufactures Anti-retroviral (ARVs), Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs) and Hepatitis medicines to treat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Hepatitis. Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The reaction to Ireland’s win over New Zealand

first_imgThe Guardian’s Rob Kitson linked this Irish performance to one by England in the lead-up to the 2003 World Cup – we’ll have to wait to see if a world triumph follows next year… Green giants: Ireland celebrate their win over New Zealand (Getty Images) Justin Marshall: “this game has got everything.”My mate, quick as a flash: “no it doesn’t have two all black tries”.#IREvNZL— Jim Kayes (@JimKayes) November 17, 2018 Find out how people have reacted to the Irish win over the All Blacks in Dublin Paddy Wallace captured commentator Michael Corcoran in full swing in the closing seconds… That was an incredible day for Irish rugby. Lots of us waited years for that & some of the younger spectators believe that can happen all the time . They are our future, thankfully . @IrishRugby @rugbyunited #TeamOfUs pic.twitter.com/ynhqRyuDNj— Jonathan Meade (@Meadejonathan) November 17, 2018 Rugby Players Ireland did their own interpretation of Stockdale’s try, which proved the difference between the two teams… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton, who played superbly in this fixture and is in the running for the World Player of the Year award, posted this on Instagram…center_img The reaction to Ireland’s win over New ZealandIreland achieved a famous win against New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium to make it two victories in three Tests over the world champions in two years.Johnny Sexton kicked 11 points and Jacob Stockdale scored a try, while Beauden Barrett kicked two penalties and a drop-goal – but New Zealand failed to score a try.Related: Historic win for Ireland over New Zealand in DublinSo what have people had to say about the triumph? Here’s a look at some of the best reactions from social media…Former Ireland wing Tommy Bowe kept it simple with this… Joe Schmidt and the Ireland players all hailed the incredible atmosphere created by the crowd and some of those in attendance have posted about their experiences… World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper turned attentions to Japan 2019… Kiwi reporter Jim Kayes tweeted this amusing post… It was an incredible game of rugby in Dublin, a match worthy of the top two sides in the world. Now the build-up to the World Cup begins in earnest.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Congratulations @IrishRugby on victory over @AllBlacks. Talk of Ireland wining a @rugbyworldcup must be fighting with Guinness for a place on Irish lips tonight.— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) November 17, 2018In the post-match press conference New Zealand coach Steve Hansen also looked ahead to next year’s World Cup, insisting that Ireland are now favourites even though the All Blacks remain ranked as the best side in the world… Tom Hamilton, of ESPN, was hugely impressed by the victory…last_img read more

Corporate to Community initiative puts business managers on charity boards

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. An initiative has launched in Scotland that puts middle and senior business managers on charity boards to help both sides develop new skills and learn from each other. Corporate to Community is run by charity consultancy and recruitment agency, BTA. Following a successful pilot with Royal Bank of Scotland, which saw it place several managers on to the boards of Scottish charities, it will work with businesses in Scotland and across the UK to link middle and senior managers with rewarding charity board opportunities.The agency will offer specialist and expert trustee training courses and a matching service to ensure the managers get valuable experience and the charities benefit from skilled leadership and advice.The service is free for charities, and more information is available from 01786 542 224 or [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporate to Community initiative puts business managers on charity boards Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibilitycenter_img BTA Joint Chief Executive Abeer Macintyre said:“Everybody wins with this programme. Charities need exceptional leaders – never more so than now. More companies want to help charities through their CSR programmes. And their managers want the opportunity to develop personally and professionally through rewarding charity trusteeships.”David McIntosh, an RBS relationship director, said:“The full extent of my charity involvement before was tidying gardens and painting doors. I have joined the board of Care and Repair Edinburgh – it’s really interesting and it feels as if I am adding real value. Both sides benefit. It gives me a more strategic feel and I get the chance to meet lots of different people.”BTA is being supported by Business in the Community on the programme.BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow said:“It’s common sense that BITC supports Corporate to Community as it meets the needs of both businesses and charities, for the good of Scotland.“Businesses need to nurture and develop their talent to create long-term resilience and sustainability and charities need effective trustees to achieve their charitable objectives. This initiative does both, so it’s a win-win.”  428 total views,  2 views today  429 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 16 January 2020 | Newslast_img read more

The ranking

first_img Organisation News January 30, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 The ranking RSF_en center_img |Rank|Country|Note|Differential||1|Finland|6,38|0 (1)||2|Netherlands|6,48|+1 (3)||3|Norway|6,52|-2 (1)||4|Luxembourg|6,68|+2 (6)||5|Andorra|6,82|-||6|Denmark|7,08|+4 (10)||7|Liechtenstein|7,35|-||8|New Zealand|8,38|+5 (13)||9|Iceland|8,49|-3 (6)||10|Sweden|9,23|+2 (12)||11|Estonia|9,26|-8 (3)||12|Austria|9,40|-7 (5)||13|Jamaica|9,88|+3 (16)||14|Switzerland|9,94|-6 (8)||15|Ireland|10,06|0 (15)||16|Czech Republic|10,17|-2 (14)||17|Germany|10,24|-1 (16)||18|Costa Rica|12,08|+1 (19)||19|Namibia|12,50|+1 (20)||20|Canada|12,69|-10 (10)||21|Belgium|12,94|-1 (20)||22|Poland|13,11|+2 (24)||23|Slovakia|13,25|+2 (25)||24|Cyprus|13,83|-8 (16)||25|Cape Verde|14,33|-16 (9)||26|Australia|15,24|+4 (30)||27|Uruguay|15,92|+5 (32)||28|Portugal|16,75|+5 (33)||29|United Kingdom|16,89|-1 (28)||30|Ghana|17,27|+11 (41)||31|Suriname|18,19|-9 (22)||32|United States|18,22|+15 (47)||33|Lithuania|18,24|-3 (30)||34|OECS|19,72|-9 (25)||35|Slovenia|20,49|+1 (36)||36|Spain|20,50|+3 (39)||37|France|21,60|+1 (38)||38|El Salvador|22,86|-1 (37)||39|Latvia|22,89|+11 (50)||40|Botswana|22,91|+2 (42)||41|Papua New Guinea|22,97|-6 (35)||42|Romania|23,05|+5 (47)||43|Niger|23,08|-14 (29)||44|Trinidad and Tobago|23,12|+6 (50)||45|Malta|23,30|+13 (58)||46|Burkina Faso|23,70|+22 (68)||47|Taiwan|23,82|-2 (45)||48|Samoa|23,84|+6 (54)||49|Haiti|24,09|+3 (52)||50|South Korea|24,48|-6 (44)||51|Comoros|24,52|-6 (45)||52|South Africa|24,56|-10 (42)||53|Japan|25,17|-31 (22)||54|Argentina|25,67|-7 (47)||55|Moldova|26,01|-2 (53)||56|Hungary|26,09|-16 (40)||57|Italy|26,11|+4 (61)||58|Hong Kong|26,16|-4 (54)||59|Senegal|26,19|+16 (75)||60|Chile|26,24|+20 (80)||61|Sierra Leone|26,35|+2 (63)||62|Mauritius|26,47|-8 (54)||63|Serbia|26,59|+17 (80)||64|Croatia|26,61|+4 (68)||65|Central African Republic|26,61|-3 (62)||66|Tonga|26,70|-3 (63)||67|Mauritania|26,76|0 (67)||68|Bosnia and Herzegovina|26,86|-10 (58)||69|Guyana|27,08|-11 (58)||70|Tanzania|27,34|-36 (34)||71|Kenya|27,80|+13 (84)||72|Zambia|27,93|+14 (86)||73|Mozambique|28,01|-7 (66)||74|Armenia|28,04|+3 (77)||75|Malawi|28,18|+71 (146)||76|Republic of the Congo|28,20|+14 (90)||77|Kuwait|28,28|+1 (78)||78|Nicaragua|28,31|-6 (72)||79|Benin|28,33|+12 (91)||80|Dominican Republic|28,34|+15 (95)||81|Lesotho|28,36|-18 (63)||82|Bhutan|28,42|-12 (70)||83|Togo|28,45|-4 (79)||84|Greece|28,46|-14 (70)||85|Kosovo|28,47|+1 (86)||86|Guinea|28,49|0 (86)||87|Bulgaria|28,58|-7 (80)||88|Madagascar|28,62|-4 (84)||89|Gabon|28,69|+12 (101)||90|East Timor|28,72|-4 (86)||91|Paraguay|28,78|-11 (80)||92|Guinea-Bissau|28,94|-17 (75)||93|Seychelles|29,19|-20 (73)||94|Northern Cyprus|29,34|+8 (102)||95|Guatemala|29,39|+2 (97)||96|Ivory Coast|29,77|+63 (159)||97|Liberia|29,89|+13 (110)||98|Mongolia|29,93|+2 (100)||99|Mali|30,03|-74 (25)||100|Georgia|30,09|+4 (104)||101|Lebanon|30,15|-8 (93)||102|Albania|30,88|-6 (96)||103|Maldives|31,10|-30 (73)||104|Uganda|31,69|+35 (139)||105|Peru|31,87|+10 (115)||106|Kyrgyzstan|32,20|+2 (108)||107|Fiji|32,69|+10 (117)||108|Brazil|32,75|-9 (99)||109|Bolivia|32,80|-1 (108)||110|Qatar|32,86|+4 (114)||111|Panama|32,95|+2 (113)||112|Israel|32,97|-20 (92)||113|Montenegro|32,97|-6 (107)||114|United Arab Emirates|33,49|-2 (112)||115|Nigeria|34,11|+11 (126)||116|Republic of Macedonia|34,27|-22 (94)||117|Venezuela|34,44|0 (117)||118|Nepal|34,61|-12 (106)||119|Ecuador|34,69|-15 (104)||120|Cameroon|34,78|-23 (97)||121|Chad|34,87|-18 (103)||122|Brunei|35,45|+3 (125)||123|Tajikistan|35,71|-1 (122)||124|South Sudan|36,20|-13 (111)||125|Algeria|36,54|-3 (122)||126|Ukraine|36,79|-10 (116)||127|Honduras|36,92|+8 (135)||128|Afghanistan|37,36|+22 (150)||129|Colombia|37,48|+14 (143)||130|Angola|37,80|+2 (132)||131|Libya|37,86|+23 (154)||132|Burundi|38,02|-2 (130)||133|Zimbabwe|38,12|-16 (117)||134|Jordan|38,47|-6 (128)||135|Thailand|38,60|+2 (137)||136|Morocco|39,04|+2 (138)||137|Ethiopia|39,57|-10 (127)||138|Tunisia|39,93|-4 (134)||139|Indonesia|41,05|+7 (146)||140|India|41,22|-9 (131)||141|Oman|41,51|-24 (117)||142|DR Congo|41,66|+3 (145)||143|Cambodia|41,81|-26 (117)||144|Bangladesh|42,01|-15 (129)||145|Malaysia|42,73|-23 (122)||146|Palestine|43,09|+7 (153)||147|Philippines|43,11|-7 (140)||148|Russia|43,42|-6 (142)||149|Singapore|43,43|-14 (135)||150|Iraq|44,67|+2 (152)||151|Burma|44,71|+18 (169)||152|Gambia|45,09|-11 (141)||153|Mexico|45,30|-4 (149)||154|Turkey|46,56|-6 (148)||155|Swaziland|46,76|-11 (144)||156|Azerbaijan|47,73|+6 (162)||157|Belarus|48,35|+11 (168)||158|Egypt|48,66|+8 (166)||159|Pakistan|51,31|-8 (151)||160|Kazakhstan|55,08|-6 (154)||161|Rwanda|55,46|-5 (156)||162|Sri Lanka|56,59|+1 (163)||163|Saudi Arabia|56,88|-5 (158)||164|Uzbekistan|60,39|-7 (157)||165|Bahrain|62,75|+8 (173)||166|Equatorial Guinea|67,20|-5 (161)||167|Djibouti|67,40|-8 (159)||168|Laos|67,99|-3 (165)||169|Yemen|69,22|+2 (171)||170|Sudan|70,06|0 (170)||171|Cuba|71,64|-4 (167)||172|Vietnam|71,78|0 (172)||173|China|73,07|+1 (174)||174|Iran|73,40|+1 (175)||175|Somalia|73,59|-11 (164)||176|Syria|78,53|0 (176)||177|Turkmenistan|79,14|0 (177)||178|North Korea|83,90|0 (178)||179|Eritrea|84,83|0 (179)| Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Michaela McAreavey murder trial hears claims of fabricated confession

first_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ By News Highland – June 3, 2012 The trial into the murder of Michaela McAreavey has heard that police fabricated a confession made by one of the two hotel workers accused of killing her.Senior investigating officer Luciano Gerard, is facing allegations that he meshed together a statement by Avinash Treebhoowoon with that of another hotel worker.But chief inspector Gerard is rejecting the claims.Hotel workers Sandeep Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon both deny murdering the daughter of Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte while she was on her honeymoon last January.The trial has so far heard from 12 witnesses – with at least 40 more due from both the prosecution and the defence. Google+ Michaela McAreavey murder trial hears claims of fabricated confession Newsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebookcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Previous articleÚdaras announces funding for jobs and projects in the GaeltachtNext articleSinn Fein told to ‘pony up’ for Pearse Doherty’s Referendum challenge News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

ED at Letterkenny University Hospital extremely busy this week

first_img ED at Letterkenny University Hospital extremely busy this week Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook The Saolta Hospital Group is warning that the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy this week.The group says a significant number of ill patients, many of whom remain in the ED, awaiting a bed have been admittedIn the past 24 hours, 155 patients attended the Emergency Department, above the average of 105 and 115 patients per day.Hospital management say they regret the inconvenience and distress the long delays cause patients and their families and that those in most need of care will be prioritised which may lead to delays for less urgent patients.Patients who do not require emergency department care are again advised to contact their GP or GP out of hours service in the first instance.According to the INMO, there were 23 people awaiting in-patient beds at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, five of them on Emergency Department trolleys. Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Previous articleWorks for special education classrooms at St Baithin’s NS approvedNext articleGAA Preview: Donegal will have to be switched on for the whole game – Caolan Ward News Highland Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 30, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Reports suggesting Gardai strengthening armed support unit in Donegal

first_img Google+ Pinterest Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook Reports suggest Gardai are strengthening their armed support unit in Donegal in response to the recent violence in the North.It’s been reported an urgent recruitment campaign is under way to fill vacancies in the unit in Ballyshannon.But Gardai have confirmed the competition to fill vacancies in the ASU was initially advertised late last year, with the final phase of the selection process, in the Donegal Division, set to commence next week in Templemore.They say the timing of the training has been long planned.It’s comes as Police in the North say last week’s rioting in Belfast was on a scale not seen in years.Dozens of officers were injured in the clashes after youths pelted them with petrol bombs and missiles.Journalist Brian Rowan, a former BBC Security Editor in Northern Ireland, says many factors fed into the violence:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/NorthDonegal1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Garda response below:’An internal competition to fill vacancies in Armed Support Units across the country was advertised within the organisation late last year. The current recruitment process is ongoing and at an advanced stage. ASUs in the north of the country are currently based at Dundalk, Cavan and Ballyshannon Stations. As part of the current recruitment drive pre-deployment training, the final phase of the selection process, to fill ASU vacancies in the Donegal Division, is set to commence next week in Templemore.Please note that contrary to some speculation the timing of this training has been long planned given the specialised functions carried out by ASU personnel.’ By News Highland – April 11, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Previous article“We didn’t deserve to get beat”- Kevin SheedyNext articleTD claims people in the North-West not being vaccinated the same as others News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Reports suggesting Gardai strengthening armed support unit in Donegal Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

3 youths arrested following attempted robbery in Lisnafin Park

first_img Google+ Detectives investigating an attempted armed robbery at a shop in Lisnafin Park in Strabane on Thursday 2nd April arrested three male youths yesterday.The youths aged 12, 13 and 14 were arrested and interviewed in relation to the incident before being released on police bail pending further enquiries.The attempted robbery took place shortly before 2pm on Thursday when two males entered the shop and threatened a staff member with a knife. A 16 year old male arrested has also since been released on police bail.Detectives continue to appeal to anyone with any information to contact them at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 707 02/04/20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest 3 youths arrested following attempted robbery in Lisnafin Park Previous articleSpecial fund now open to help local community groupsNext articleGardai receive complaints over dangerous driving in Ballybofey News Highland Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img By News Highland – April 4, 2020 Google+ Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Fight looms over Trump, Cohen request to delay Stormy Daniels case

first_imgDrew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels is vowing to “vehemently argue” against an attempt by President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen to delay her lawsuit challenging the validity of a non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. “The American people deserve the truth as quickly as possible,” Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti wrote Thursday on Twitter.U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero, who is overseeing Daniels’ lawsuit in federal court, has scheduled a hearing for Friday morning in Los Angeles on Trump and Cohen’s request to put the case on hold for at least 90 days. That request followed last week’s FBI raids on Cohen’s New York office and residences, which raised the specter of possible criminal charges against the President’s longtime lawyer and confidant.If Judge Otero were to grant the defendants’ request, Daniels’ lawsuit – and Avenatti’s efforts to depose Cohen and Trump under oath – could be frozen for months while the criminal investigation is ongoing.“The court in the civil case has the discretion to order a stay – which is basically calling a ‘time-out’ in the case,” said Darren Kavinoky, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney and legal analyst. “This is done with some regularity.”Federal agents conducting the April 9 searches related to Cohen’s business dealings seized about ten boxes of documents, plus electronic files on multiple phones and electronic devices, according to court records. Among the items reportedly sought were records associated with Cohen’s $130,000 payment to Daniels, which was routed through a Delaware shell company Cohen set up to facilitate the transaction.The Wall Street Journal first reported the previously secret agreement in January, and government watchdog groups have since urged the Justice Department and the Federal Election Commission to investigate, alleging possible violations of campaign finance laws. Cohen has not been charged with any crime and contends that the payment to Daniels was legal.The raids came four days after Trump made his first public comments about Daniels’ allegations, denying any knowledge of the payment and referring other questions to Cohen.“You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One earlier this month. “Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael.”Through his representatives, the president has repeatedly denied Daniels’ allegations of a sexual encounter with Trump during a Lake Tahoe golf tournament in 2006.Lawyers for Trump and Cohen argued in court filings that there is “substantial overlap” between Daniels’ lawsuit and the criminal investigation and contended that Cohen’s Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination could be implicated if the civil case is allowed to proceed.“Mr. Cohen is a key witness in this action and Defendants’ most knowledgeable person with respect to the facts,” asserts his attorney Brent Blakely, noting that Cohen negotiated the settlement agreement with Daniels’ previous lawyer and arranged for the payment.“Thus, if the case moves forward,” Blakely writes, “Defendants’ key witness would have to choose between exercising his Fifth Amendment rights, and testifying on Defendants’ behalf.”Avenatti countered in court filings that “Cohen has failed to meet his evidentiary burden to show his testimony would be self-incriminating” and argues that Cohen has waived his Fifth Amendment rights because he has “already freely and openly discussed this matter in the public.”That could pose a problem for Cohen, Kavinoky said, because “once someone has let the proverbial cat out of the bag, it’s far tougher to assert their Fifth Amendment right to silence.”The hearing Friday will be the first in a case that has dominated headlines for weeks, ever since Daniels filed suit in California seeking to invalidate the deal. Her interview with CBS News’ 60 Minutes in late March drew more than 22 million viewers.In court filings, attorneys for Cohen have asserted that Daniels could be on the hook for at least $20 million in damages for her alleged breaches of the nondisclosure agreement. In her lawsuit, Daniels claimed that the hush agreement is invalid because Trump — under the alias “David Dennison” — never signed the contract.The judge’s decision will be “a close call,” Stanley Goldman, a professor of criminal procedure at Loyola Law School, told ABC News.“Civil cases get deferred all the time if there’s a criminal case,” Goldman said. “A lot of civil cases are tried when a criminal case could have been filed, but wasn’t. If I were the judge I would let the proceedings go forward for the moment, but demand everyone come back if circumstances change, like if there’s an indictment.”Dana Cole, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, told ABC News he thinks Cohen and Trump have a good shot at winning at least a brief delay “until the dust settles and the parties can determine whether the criminal investigation directly relates to the civil case.”“The Fifth Amendment privilege not to testify is paramount, it is one of the key civil rights we have,” Cole said. He believes the potential criminal exposure Cohen faces will persuade the judge “to let things cool down and get more clarity on what the criminal investigation is focused on.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more