Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgTanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileTanga Cement Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells cement and clinker products to the building, construction, roadworks and mining segment in Tanzania. The company produces Portland limestone cement with limestone extenders used for structural and non-structural cast constructions; reinforced concrete for civil and industrial works; and fillings, coatings, screeds and mortars as well as concrete for mining infrastructure and shafts. The company markets its cement products under the Simba Cement Brand. Tanga Cement Company is a subsidiary of AfriSam (Mauritius) Investment Holdings Limited; with production facilities in the city of Tanga in Pongwe and its head office in Dar es Salaam. Tanga Cement Company Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d determine the best types of dividend stocks to buy in 2021

first_img Peter Stephens | Sunday, 14th February, 2021 FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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. How I’d determine the best types of dividend stocks to buy in 2021 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address Buying dividend stocks to make a passive income could become increasingly popular in 2021. After all, the income returns of other assets, such as cash and bonds, are likely to remain disappointing due to low interest rates. Meanwhile, high property prices may restrict their capacity to provide a generous passive income for buy-to-let investors.Of course, determining what are the best types of dividend shares to buy could be a challenge due to uncertain economic conditions. However, by focusing on competitive advantages, dividend affordability and defensive characteristics, it may be possible to unearth the most attractive income shares for the long run.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…Dividend stocks with competitive advantagesGiven the uncertain economic outlook, buying dividend stocks that have significant competitive advantages could be a shrewd move. They may be more likely to deliver relatively strong sales and profit during a challenging period for their sector. For example, they may have strong customer loyalty or unique products. And that may allow them to maintain higher margins than their competitors.Businesses with significant competitive advantages may also be able to grab market share from weaker sector peers. This may lead to an improving financial performance in the long run. And that could produce a more resilient, and growing, dividend over the coming years.Defensive characteristicsDividend stocks with defensive characteristics may provide a more robust income return in 2021. At present, it remains unclear how factors such as the coronavirus vaccine will play out. This could mean there’s a further period of lockdown measures. And that could lead to a poor financial performance from companies closely correlated to the prospects for the economy.As such, buying defensive shares may provide greater security during what could prove to be a challenging year for many industries. In some cases, it’s also possible to achieve a high yield from defensive shares. They haven’t been popular among investors in recent months because of an increasing focus on growth stocks that are often cyclical in nature. This may provide scope for a higher income return in the coming months.A low payout ratioDue to the potential for reduced sales and profitability in the current year, buying dividend stocks that have low payout ratios could be a sound move. A company’s dividend payout ratio can be calculated by dividing its dividend by net profit to give a percentage figure. A payout ratio of less than 100% shows it had headroom when making its most recent dividend payment.At present, it may be prudent to seek companies with a payout ratio of significantly less than 100%. Otherwise, there may be a risk of a dividend cut should their financial performance deteriorate in the short run. Conversely, low payout ratios could mean impressive dividend growth in the coming years that boosts an investor’s passive income. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Ma’a Nonu spear tackle on Gordon Darcy

first_imgMonday Jun 25, 2007 Ma’a Nonu spear tackle on Gordon Darcy Ma’a Nonu somehow escaped further punishment after this tackle on Gordon Darcy in 2005. The commitee ruled that the refs penalty and the subsequent chat was enough. Nonu was booed by Irish fans still incensed at the incident during the Lions tour of New Zealand this year when their captain Brian O’Driscoll was hit by a double tackle in the opening minute of the first test. Both coaches condemned Nonu’s tackle after the game. “We don’t want those sorts of things happening in the game,” said All Blacks coach Graham Henry. “I know they’re not done deliberately but we need to try and make sure they don’t happen.” Ireland coach Eddie O’Sullivan said D’Arcy had been turned upside down. “It’s not safe to do that to anybody,” he said. “It’s not a pretty sight and a bit scary to see.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Blues secure Trans-Tasman final place despite not scoring in second half versus Force The Blues have secured their place in the inaugural Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final with a 31-21 victory over the Western Force in Auckland. ‘I’d pent-up frustration, a lot I probably didn’t realise’: Marcus Watson’s emotional Wasps return Set to turn 30 later this month, Marcus Watson had an early birthday present last weekend when he finally made it back into the Wasps XV. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Ma’a Nonu spear tackle on Gordon Darcy | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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IO / Osamu Morishita

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/273346/io-osamu-morishita Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of Osamu Morishita+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/273346/io-osamu-morishita Clipboard “COPY” IO / Osamu MorishitaSave this projectSaveIO / Osamu Morishita ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeOsamu MorishitaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAnjo-shiWoodHousesJapanPublished on September 20, 2012Cite: “IO / Osamu Morishita” 20 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?IO / Osamu Morishita是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Japancenter_img 2010 Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. IO is a small house made of wood. I considered how to create the open planning for a young family who prefer intimateness between families and neighbors to privacy. In the traditional Japanese houses people have never felt solitude.Save this picture!Courtesy of Osamu MorishitaRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesBoardsEGGEREurodekor Melamine-Faced ChipboardChairsAndreu WorldPillow – ChairThis house has just sliding doors and it also has “Doma” (earth floor) which old Japanese houses had for the entrances and multi-purposes including kitchen, where people communicate one another and work together. Anyone can approach easily from outside with their shoes, and family can handle co-operating work there. No wall but just sliding doors cannot keep families strict privacy but they can feel their own warmness.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Osamu MorishitaProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: New Flea Market in Barcelona / PromptArticlesBTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer KöberlArticles Share Architects: Osamu Morishita Area Area of this architecture project IO / Osamu Morishita CopyHouses•Anjo-shi, Japan “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Cousins River Residence / GO Logic

first_img Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787054/cousins-river-residence-go-logic Clipboard Photographs:  Trent Bell Project Architect:Gunther KraglerPrincipal Contractor:General ContractorPrincipal:Matthew O’MaliaCity:FreeportCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Trent BellText description provided by the architects. A wooded bluff above the Cousins River estuary is the location for a high performance home in southern Maine. Sited in a clearing, to take advantage of solar gain, the south facing windows illuminate the open floor plan and natural light is filtered through the translucent glass of the custom casework in the living space. This integration of performance and aesthetics is characteristic of the Cousins River Residence.Save this picture!© Trent BellThe pine forest dominates the view from the home and spindled vertical trees surrounding the site are a contrast to the low horizontal lines of the single level home. A covered walkway stretching between the house and garage helps connect the buildings to the landscape. The single level design offers aging in place capabilities with access to the screen porch, deck and walkway on the same level as the house. This approach fosters fluidity between spaces allowing freedom of movement from interior to exterior. Save this picture!© Trent BellSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Trent BellThe owners modified a pre-designed 1600 sq ft three-bedroom plan to fit their needs. The open floor plan is oriented to solar south, with vaulted interior spaces under the shed roof. Built-in cabinetry and shelving provide spatial separation in the open plan, creating a diversity of spaces within a simple volume.  Custom casework and a built-in day bed frame the living room in Baltic birch, while custom ash millwork ads warmth to the bedrooms and kitchen. The concrete floor is not only modern; it is a critical component of the home’s energy performance, helping to maintain and regulate interior temperatures throughout the year. Save this picture!© Trent BellThe Cousins River Residence demonstrates that high performance homes can take on a new form, embracing a contemporary aesthetic in a traditional New England landscape. Save this picture!© Trent BellEnergy EfficiencyThe approach for the Cousins River Residence was to create a highly insulated building shell that makes use of passive solar gain to lower space heating demands, allowing the cost and complexity of the mechanical systems to be minimized. The metric used to determine the target level of energy performance for the building was the German Passive House Standard, which represents a 90% improvement on the building’s space heating loads from code-complaint construction. This level of performance is achieved through optimized building shell improvements, including:•  Super insulated foundation (R35), wall (R50), and roof (R80) systems•  High performance triple pane German windows (R8) with 50% solar heat gain•  Heat recovery ventilation system with 88% efficiency •  Airtight building shell with 0.5 air changes per hour (at 50 Pa)In addition to the Passive House metric, this residence furthers its performance standards with a near net-zero approach to energy consumption. Remaining energy needs are offset with a 4.6 KW Photovoltaic array. “COPY” Cousins River Residence / GO Logic ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787054/cousins-river-residence-go-logic Clipboard United States Architects: GO Logic Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Freeport, United States Area:  1600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Structural Engineer: Save this picture!© Trent BellProject gallerySee allShow lessA+U 548: BIG + SMALLPublicationsCorujas Building / FGMF ArquitetosSelected Projects Share 2014 CopyAbout this officeGO LogicOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFreeportUnited StatesPublished on May 09, 2016Cite: “Cousins River Residence / GO Logic” 09 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Al Putnam Cousins River Residence / GO LogicSave this projectSaveCousins River Residence / GO Logic Save this picture!© Trent Bell+ 16 Share Houses “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Mind to distribute £7.5 million in environment grants

first_img Tagged with: Funding Mind to distribute £7.5 million in environment grants 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. Mental health charity Mind is to distribute £7.5 million in grants from the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme to projects in England that focus on mental health and the environment.The ‘Ecominds’ funding will be distributed over five years to about 125 new and existing projects. It is designed “to help people with direct experience of mental distress become involved in environmental projects that improve mental and physical health and local communities”.To be eligible projects must have a budget of less than £250,000 and be delivered within five years.Ecomind is atwww.mind.org.uk/ecomindsand it has a Facebook page:www.facebook.com/pages/London-United-Kingdom/Ecominds/11703263550  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Existing Home Sales vs. Housing Supply

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 24, 2018 2,112 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: Untapped Urban Development Potential Next: Dodd-Frank Reform and Tenant Protections in Foreclosure Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Existing Home Sales vs. Housing Supplycenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Sign up for DS News Daily The sale of existing homes declined 2.5 percent in April after seeing a brief upward movement in the previous two months according to the latest existing-home sales data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Thursday. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, decreased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million in April, down from 5.6 million in March, the report indicated. On a year-over-year basis, home sales fell for two straight months and were 1.4 percent below a year ago in April according to NAR. Additionally, this slump in sales was felt across all the four U.S. regions covered by NAR, thanks to the “staggeringly low inventory levels,” according to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, NAR.“The root cause of the underperforming sales activity in much of the country so far this year continues to be the utter lack of available listings on the market to meet the strong demand for buying a home,” he said.The report noted that though total housing inventory at the end of April increased 9.8 percent to 1.80 million homes available for sale, it was still 6.3 percent lower than the level of 1.92 million recorded a year ago and had fallen for 35 consecutive months. Unsold inventory was at a four-month supply at the current pace of sales, compared to 4.2 months a year ago during the same period.“What is available for sale is going under contract at a rapid pace,” Yun said. “Since NAR began tracking this data in May 2011, the median days a listing was on the market was at an all-time low in April, and the share of homes sold in less than a month was at an all-time high.”While the median price for existing homes this April rose 5.3 percent to $257,900 from $245,000 in April 2017, the report indicated that properties stayed on the market for an average of 26 days in April. This was lower than 30 days recorded in February this year and 29 days during the same period a year ago. The report said that 57 percent of homes sold in April were on the market for less than a month.“With mortgage rates and home prices continuing to climb, an increase in housing supply is absolutely crucial to keeping affordability conditions from further deterioration,” Yun said. “The current pace of price appreciation far above incomes is not sustainable in the long run.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Days on Market Existing Home Sales Home Sales Homes HOUSING Housing Inventory Inventory Median Price NAR Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Existing Home Sales vs. Housing Supply The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Days on Market Existing Home Sales Home Sales Homes HOUSING Housing Inventory Inventory Median Price NAR 2018-05-24 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

Ireland set to receive over €1bn for Brexit fallout

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Ireland set to receive over €1bn for Brexit fallout Harps come back to win in Waterford Ireland’s set to receive over 1 billion euro from the European Union this year to help it deal with Brexit. Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says it’s proposed the country gets a quarter of this year’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve, which is 4.2 billion euro.The agri-food and fisheries sectors are likely to benefit significantly, if the allocation is approved.MEP Barry Andrews says Ireland’s portion is very welcome:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/brexit7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleAldi now recruiting 32 staff in DonegalNext articleRecord high: Over 100 Covid patients being treated at LUH News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – January 13, 2021 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Pubs could be allowed reopen by middle of this month

first_img By News Highland – September 5, 2020 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA All pubs could be allowed to reopen by the middle of this month.The move’s set to coincide with the release of the government’s new long-term strategy for dealing with Covid-19.The government’s currently finalising a new set of guidelines on the reopening of all pubs that will include strict regulation and inspection.According to the Irish Times, details will be shared with industry representatives over the coming days, with a view to having all pubs operating again by mid-September.The move’s set to coincide with the government’s own ‘living with Covid’ plan which is to be announced in nine days time.Meanwhile the Taoiseach says new rules requiring pubs and restaurants to keep a record of food orders for 28 days will protect law-abiding businesses.It follows criticism of the measure by pub owners.Micheál Martin insists Government has no interest in knowing what people are eating, and there’s been an “overreaction” to the new rule. Google+ WhatsApp Previous article98 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in ROI with no new deathsNext articleCovid testing ramped up in Donegal as new facility opens today News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter Pubs could be allowed reopen by middle of this monthlast_img read more

‘This man is everything to me’: Wife of Orlando cop wounded in deadly hostage situation

first_imgOrlando Police Department(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The wife of an Orlando, Florida, police officer shot and critically wounded allegedly by a paroled felon who killed himself and four child hostages, broke down in tears Wednesday as she asked people to pray for his survival, saying, “My boys need their daddy and I need my husband.”Meghan Valencia — the wife of Officer Kevin Valencia and the mother of his two sons, one 5 years old and the other 8 months old — left his bedside at Orlando Regional Medical Center briefly to tell the world “my husband is a true, true hero.”Officer Valencia was shot in the head about 11:45 p.m. Sunday as he and his squad approached an Orlando apartment where Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. was allegedly holding four children, including two of his own, hostage after his girlfriend, the mother of all four children, reported he had battered her, police said.During a standoff that stretched into Monday night, Lindsey shot all four children to death with a .380-caliber pistol he had stolen from his father, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Wednesday.Walter Benenati, an attorney for the children’s mother, Ciara Lopez, identified the victims on Wednesday as Irayan Pluth, 12; Lillia Pluth, 10; Aidan Lindsey, 6; and 22-month-old Dove Lindsey.“The mother is just in complete shock,” Benenati told ABC News. “Right now she is angry and that will turn to grief that nobody can even fathom.”He said he spoke to the mother Wednesday and quoted her saying, “I am heartbroken and feel completely alone.”Officer Talmon Hall was with Valencia when he was shot and said Valencia’s “primary concern was for the well-being of those four children.”“He wanted to be the first to bring the children out of the house and he wanted to be the first to apprehend the bad guy,” said Hall, sitting next to Meghan Valencia during the news conference.Dr. Chad Smith, director of the intensive care unit at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, said Valencia is in critical condition.“He’s in a coma. He does show some signs of responsiveness and he will have a long road ahead for recovery,” Smith said.Meghan Valencia said if anyone can survive, it is her husband.“He is fighting every second. And I need him to continue to keep fighting because …,” she said breaking into sobs.“This man was everything to me. I’ve been telling stories to the squad about how he is my first love, literally. Kevin and I were each other’s first boyfriend and girlfriend when we were 12,” she said. “So, you can imagine that this person is literally everything to me. He blessed me with two amazing little boys and he was … he is the most amazing father ever.”She said her nightmare began early Sunday morning when her husband’s colleagues knocked on her door and woke her up and “told me that my husband had been shot trying to save some kids.”“I’m sorry for those families,” she said of the loved ones of the murdered children. “I’m a mom and I cannot even imagine what they’re going through. It is more than what anybody can bear.“I know every officer wanted to get those children out. And believe me, when I say that each and every single one of them feels the weight of the world because they couldn’t.”Surrounded by her husband’s colleagues and her family members, Meghan Valencia said her husband, who had been a member of the Orlando Police Department for two years, was always putting the lives of others over his own well-being.She said once when her husband saw a car crash into a canal, he jumped into the water and saved people who were drowning.“He didn’t care about his well being, he just had to get them out,” she said. “That was my husband. He did everything he possibly could to protect everybody. He was there for everyone.”She said her husband has been her biggest booster, especially at times when she’s felt inadequate as a mother.“When I would cry because I thought I was the worst mother in the world, he would tell me that I was the best and that every child would be lucky to have a mom like me,” she said, bursting into tears again.She said that even when her husband was at work, he would call home to talk to their sons and “tell them that he was going to be home to play with them.”“He has to come back,” she said. “I just asked that everybody prays for him because he needs it. He needs all the support that he can get so that he can pull through, so that he can wake up, so that he can live because my boys need their daddy and I need my husband, and this community needs a real hero.”Chief Mina rejected critics who asked why the officers didn’t go into the apartment sooner to confront Lindsey, 35, and to try to save the children he was holding hostage.“A hostage situation is one of the most dangerous situations that we deal with,” Mina said. “To do an entry in a situation like that, it really puts the hostages at risk. Our main concern was always those kids in there. So we didn’t want to do anything to provoke his actions to do harm to them. We had been communicating with him throughout the day.”He said Lindsey was on community control, meaning he was supposed to be on supervised parole and under home confinement until the year 2045 after serving time for arson and domestic violence.Asked if the criminal justice system let his officers and the children down, Mina said, “It is a shame that this person is not behind bars.”“I don’t know why someone would get community control until the year 2045 and based on what I know, I think that person should have been behind bars,” Mina said.The Florida Department of Corrections released a statement Wednesday saying the agency last visited Lindsey’s home on March 27 and did not observe any firearms.“We are extremely heartbroken by the outcome of [this} incident involving this criminal,” state Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said in the statement. “Our deepest condolences go out to everyone affected by this tragedy, and the Department stands ready to assist local law enforcement in any way we can moving forward.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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