Two freelance journalists killed at Syrian-Turkish border

first_imgNews Related documents Two freelance journalists killed at Syrian-Turkish border – Arabic versionPDF – 198.61 KB March 12, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two freelance journalists killed at Syrian-Turkish border RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further News Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the killing of two freelance journalists who were shot dead after an attack by Syrian forces on a group of about 50 people trying to entire Syria at Darkush on the border with Turkey three days ago. Immediately after the offensive, the two journalists, aged between 28 and 32, were reported to have returned to the scene to collect their equipment. A Syrian army vehicle opened fire on them, killing both.We deplore this deliberate double murder. One of the pair, Walid Blidi, was a British national of Algerian origin. The nationality of his colleague, Nassim Terreri, has yet to be established. A third journalist reported to have been wounded in the attack was taken to hospital in Turkish border town of d’Antakya. The journalists planned to make a documentary in the village of Idleb, a hotbed of the protest movement that has been the target of a violent crackdown by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.In view of the growing number of freelance journalists who go to theatres of war, Reporters Without Borders notes it is sometimes very difficult to ascertain the status and identities of such people when they get into difficulties. Therefore, we urge freelance journalists to share their travel plans with someone trustworthy who would be able to contact journalists’ organizations or the authorities. The tragedy occurred a day after the murder of the citizen journalist Jawan Mohammed Qatana on 25 March in Derbassiyeh, north of the eastern city of Al-Hassakeh Considering the troubles in Syria and the attitude of its authorities, the press freedom organization calls on journalists additionally to prepare their trip carefully, assess the risks and exercise caution.Reporters Without Borders reminds them that specialized medical and repatriation insurance is available, including schemes developed by this organization with the insurance company April International Canada.The organization urges news organizations that use the services of freelance journalists to meet the cost of their insurance, or to take account of it in their payment rates. The profession as a whole must be more careful about the safety of journalists, who are carrying out an essential job of reporting the news from the world’s hot spots. Click here to see Reporters Without Borders’ safety resources for journalists travelling abroad.last_img read more

Study: Road to Housing Recovery will be ‘Longer and Bumpier’

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Affordability Home Prices Housing Chartbook refinancing Wells Fargo Economics Group 2014-06-11 Colin Robins Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: HUD Settlement Creates Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities Next: Job Growth Outpacing New Home Construction Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post June 11, 2014 1,452 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Affordability Home Prices Housing Chartbook refinancing Wells Fargo Economics Group Colin Robins is the online editor for He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins Study: Road to Housing Recovery will be ‘Longer and Bumpier’ The Wells Fargo Economics Group released its Housing Chartbook for May 2014. The group found that most markets are finding themselves “wildly out of balance” from inflated home prices driven by investor purchases, as well as exceptionally tight inventories that are well ahead of any improvement in demand.The group said that the “lack of a rebound in home sales this spring has reinforced our view that there was more than harsh winter weather behind the recent slide in home sales and mortgage applications.” The group notes that the road to housing recovery will be longer—and much bumpier—than expected.Housing demand is still reeling from last spring’s spike in mortgage rates. The Wells Fargo Economics Group commented that a 70-basis point rise in mortgage rates coupled with a 6.2 percent rise in prices resulted in a 17.1 percent jump in monthly principal and interest payments. Payments on an existing home, irrespective of a slight dip in home prices, have risen 11.9 percent. Consumer confidence in purchasing a new home within six months fell in May to 4.9 percent, below the 12-month moving average of 5.7 percent.Overall economic growth will also hamper housing growth, according to the group from Wells Fargo. Real GDP is expected to rise just 2.0 percent in 2014, with new home sales and single-family housing starts expected to rise much more slowly. The group forecasts that new home sales will climb 8.4 percent to 465,000 units, while single-family housing starts will climb 10.9 percent. New home prices will moderate, rising just 2.6 percent to $276,000 in 2014.Refinancing activity is also expected to slow down. “The refinancing share of mortgage activity rose to 52.2 percent, up from 48.7 in early May, which was the lowest share since July 2009. Recent gains in refinancing activity are not sustainable, however, as rates will eventually increase,” the group said. Mortgage applications also are down, falling in five of the past six weeks.Housing starts continued to improve, rising for the third consecutive month in April and nearly offsetting the December and January weather-related drop. The improvement might be short-lived, however, as the level of permits is running well below starts. Permits rose just 0.3 percent in April, which will restrain future completions, further limiting inventory and exacerbating problems with affordability.Existing home sales rallied slightly in April, up 1.3 percent after three consecutive months of decline. Distressed sales accounted for 15 percent of activity and all-cash transactions edged slightly higher to 18 percent. First-time home buyers have risen from recent lows, but remain well short of long-term trends. Easing of credit conditions and inventory remain the key factors for near-term sales, but the group doesn’t believe that credit conditions will ease up in the coming months. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Study: Road to Housing Recovery will be ‘Longer and Bumpier’last_img read more

Ellie Hair’s hole-in-one leads Richfield to dominant tournament win in Moab

first_img Tags: Ellie Hair/Hole-in-one/Richfield Wildcats March 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Ellie Hair’s hole-in-one leads Richfield to dominant tournament win in Moab FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMOAB, Utah-Ellie Hair hit a hole-in-one and the Richfield Wildcats dominated a Region 12 tournament in Moab Monday. The Wildcats shot a 337 to win by 86 strokes over second place Emery’s 423. Carbon came in third with a 427, followed by the host Grand, then South Sevier came in fifth with San Juan rounding out the field.Individually Ellie Hair of Richfield won by 10 strokes shooting a 74, including the hole-in-one. Her teammates finished second and third with Natasha Oldroyd shooting an 84 and Piper Harris shooting an 86. Carbon’s Jordan Bianco finished fourth with a 91 and Richfield’s Gwen Stubbs rounded out the top five with a 93. Robert Lovell Written bylast_img read more


first_imgPaul Hannigan (President of LYIT), Catherine Lyster (Careers Officer, LYIT) and Billy Bennett (Registrar of LYIT) at the launch of the 2015 LYIT Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair.EDUCATION: The annual Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair which is hosted by Careers Service, LYIT will take place on Monday 19th October 2015 from 12 noon – 3 pm at the Sports Hall, An Danlann. The Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair supports all LYIT students, graduates and adults considering their career options during and after studies.These options could include graduate employment, self-employment, postgraduate studies, voluntary work and travel. In addition to  meeting employers and postgraduate course providers, attendees will be able to avail of advice from the many professional bodies in attendance including education, engineering, accountancy to name but a few.In addition to the main event, there will be talks throughout the day including a CV Clinic and a Careers Seminar.For information on who will be taking part in the 2015 Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair, please visit LYIT LAUNCH CAREERS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES FAIR was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessLYITnewslast_img read more

Rosie’s €1,083 trolley dash at Home Store + More!

first_imgRosie Connolly from Letterkenny normally likes to take her time when she goes shopping.But there was no time to waste when she popped along to the brilliant Home Store + More at the Letterkenny Retail Park yesterday.Rosie with her mum Teresa and her haul of goodies!Rosie was the winner of a competition organised by the store which gave contestants the chance to grab as many items as possible in just a minute and stuff them into a trolley to keep. Needless to say, Rosie didn’t waste any time checking prices but covered the shop floor like a professional shopper with a wallet-full of somebody else’s money to spend!Supported by her mum Teresa from Booragh in Ramelton and some other friends, Rosie managed to nab a staggering €1,083 worth of goods in just four minutes.Staff at the shop were delighted for Rosie and wished her well as she left the premises to fill her car. Staff at the new store which is proving hugely popular with locals are planning plenty of other novelty promotions as the store continues to grow even more popular.Rosie’s €1,083 trolley dash at Home Store + More! was last modified: April 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitiondonegalHomestore and MoreletterkennyRosie Connollylast_img read more

Update on Miami Valley Feed and Grain spill cleanup efforts

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Sutherly family owns Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle where a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million. The wave of corn knocked out power and buried State Route 571. Sam Sutherly was kind enough to offer an update on the progress since the spill.OCJ: What is the status of the cleanup effort?Sam: The corn was cleared off of the road on Wednesday, Jan. 24, but State Route 571 remains closed by the City of New Carlisle. They decided that it would be easier for the utility companies (AT&T and Dayton Power & Light) to reset the utility poles without the normal flow of traffic. With the extra days, the machinery and semis had better access to the corn nearest to the road. The corn is being loaded quickly and safely to be shipped. The road is supposed to officially open for public use on Jan. 31. OCJ: What is being done with salvageable corn?Sam: The corn was evaluated by potential bidders and buyers. Several company reps were in taking samples and they submitted bids to the salvage company. We had visitors from many states. Once the company was selected, they started to move corn on Friday, Jan. 26. They will continue hauling until the facility is cleaned up. OCJ: What is being done with the unsalvageable corn?Sam: Fortunately, there will be very little that is considered unsalvageable. The corn around the transformer was carefully removed and disposed of, but that was it. Screening machines are on site to remove foreign material, mainly gravel, concrete, and metal. The corn will be screened before it’s loaded into the semis. OCJ: What is the timeline moving forward?Sam: Our grain facility will remain closed until the grounds are cleared and we can evaluate the silos and access any other damage. It will be a while for permanent buildings, but our mobile office will be arriving soon. A friend loaned a bulk truck to us and we anticipate starting on-farm bulk deliveries the week of Jan. 29.The timeline is to reopen our feed mill immediately. We spent the last couple days cleaning out the seed warehouse and a temporary generator was installed to run the feed mill. On Friday, we started filling the first bags. We’ve ordered from our other suppliers and inventory is growing. It won’t be a drive-thru, but we’ll start servicing our customers with bagged feed on Monday, Jan. 29. OCJ: Has a cause for the tank failure been determined?Sam: The bin failure has not been determined yet, but engineers have been onsite. It might be a while before we have any news. OCJ: How has safety been handled during the cleanup effort?Sam: A major unknown from that night was the traffic on 571. It wasn’t until the last bucket of corn was loaded off of the road that we felt relief to know that no car or no one was under that mound of corn. Safety is still our number one concern. For the safety of the residents of New Carlisle, as well as our employees and crews, we’ve installed fencing and hired security to prevent climbing on the corn piles and trespassing.last_img read more

Lara-Bhupathi’s ‘sangeet’ ceremony in Goa tomorrow

first_imgThe star-studded ‘sangeet’ cermony of actress Lara Dutta and tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi’s wedding will be held tomorrow in Goa.The Candolim beach club, the venue of the ceremony, has been decked up in white keeping in tune with the theme for the occasion.Club Fresh is a popular hang out at the North Goa beach, where Bollywood actor Hrithik and Suzzane celebrated their marriage anniversary last month.The couple has already registered their wedding in Mumbai while the formal church wedding and reception is scheduled on February 19 in Goa.”The theme for entire sangeet is white, which matches with the theme of the club. There will be white roses, white jasmines..,” Sunil Chawla, owner and partner of Club Fresh told PTI.The event has a guest list of 200 people comprising film and sports personalities. D J Hussain will set the music ball rolling for the sangeet, playing Bollywood and Hollywood numbers for the guests. ‘Lucent Dossier’, a troup from Los Angeles will perform aerial acts on the occasion.Chawla said that they have been preparing for the occasion since last three weeks after hosting an event for the Roshans.Sources said Shahrukh Khan who was here for Hrithik’s anniversary will be present for the ‘sangeet’.For the gourmets, it will be mainly Goan sea food, Thai, Sushi on the menu card. “We are absolutely delighted that they have chosen Club Fresh for the occasion. Its an honour,” Chawla said.last_img read more