Shooting attack on Salta radio station, Buenos Aires station off the air after break-in

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world ArgentinaAmericas Shots were fired with a big-calibre firearm at Radio FM Cerrillos, a local station based in San José de los Cerrillos, in the northern province of Salta, on 26 November but no one was injured although it is located in the house where station’s owner and his family live. The unidentified gunmen fled immediately after the shooting.Luisa Tilca, the wife of owner Carlos Villanueva, was hosting the morning programme when three shots were fired at the door to the radio station and one passed within a few centimetres of her. Villanueva’s two sons, aged 17 and 18, were also present at the time of the attack.It was the second attack on the station in three months. Villanueva’s car was sent on fire inside the house’s garage on 24 August, with one of his sons sustaining serious burns in the ensuring blaze.The Villanueva family regards the shooting as a murder attempt but does not know the identity of either the perpetrator or instigator. “None of the radio station’s seven employees has any political or activist links,” Villanueva told Reporters Without Borders.He acknowledged that he had sometimes been very critical of the municipal government and its mayor, Humberto Rubén Corimayo, during the past 14 months but he said he was just exercising the media’s right to inform.After Villanueva reported the “murder attempt” to the police, Salta government Manuel Urtubey expressed his support and promised that all possible resources would be deployed to ensure that the investigation was successful. So far no suspect has been identified. Given the previous case of violence against the station, Reporters Without Borders hopes there will be an active investigation that produces quick results.Meanwhile, FM Nueva Generación, a community radio station in San Martín (in Buenos Aires province), has been off the air since a break-in on 18 November. Unidentified intruders forced the entrance door and removed the transmission equipment without taking anything else, the station’s coordinator, Luis Medina, told Reporters Without Borders. The press freedom organization voices its support for the station and will help it to replace its equipment. RSF_en Organisation July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts December 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shooting attack on Salta radio station, Buenos Aires station off the air after break-in Follow the news on Argentina to go furthercenter_img ArgentinaAmericas News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites News Help by sharing this information News News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

New accommodation needed for trafficking victims

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Thomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural Day RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement by Kathy MastersonSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] migrant rights organisation Doras Luimní is calling on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to provide alternative accommodation for victims of human trafficking, who are currently housed in direct provision centres.“We would be very critical of the Government policy since 2007 of housing trafficking victims in direct provision centres while the investigations are ongoing.“Victims of trafficking, and sex trafficking in particular, are especially vulnerable, they have suffered a lot of trauma and some would be suffering with post traumatic stress,” explained Patricia Stapleton, anti-trafficking officer with Doras Luimní.This week a report was submitted to Minister Fitzgerald criticising Ireland’s treatment of both asylum seekers and victims of trafficking.The report, compiled by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Focus Ireland, Sonas Housing and Nasc, has called for short-term emergency accommodation and more support facilities to be made available to victims of sex traffickers.The submission of the report coincides with the release of figures from the Central Statistics Office showing a 133 per cent increase in human trafficking offences in Ireland between June 2013 and June 2014.According to Ms Stapleton, direct provision centres are “wholly inappropriate” for the needs of human trafficking victims.“They have to share rooms with other people, there is open access and they don’t get the support they need. They are victims of human rights abuses and they should be entitled to more appropriate accommodation for their needs.We would be advocating for the Minister to create an alternative housing solution for victims of human trafficking,” she saidMs Stapleton revealed that, like asylum seekers, victims of human traffickers can also be left living in direct provision centres for extended periods of time, which can have a negative impact on mental health.She added that the living conditions can cause some of the victims to suffer “secondary trauma in addition to the trauma they have already suffered”. NewsNew accommodation needed for trafficking victimsBy John Keogh – September 25, 2014 801 Email TAGSDoras LuimníHuman TraffickingJustice Minister Frances Fitzgerald center_img Linkedin Print Concern over migrant families being accommodated in hotels Free Céilí Afro Dabke workshops and performance Limerick celebrates Africa Day Doras Luimní hold events in Limerick for World Refugee Day Previous articleLimerick councillor not ready to dump landfill proposalNext articleNew Limerick council tenants already in deep water John Keogh Doras supports more than 1,200 peoplelast_img read more

One size does NOT fit all in property valuations

first_img continue reading » Lenders face a variety of challenges. When it comes to mortgage origination, some of those challenges include increased turn times and valuation costs. While it’s critical for lenders to demonstrate to regulators that they are valuing the equity in an appropriate and compliant manner, it’s also essential to provide cost-effective mortgages that close in a timely manner in order to meet the expectations of borrowers.While it makes sense to look at your operations and policies, focusing on the valuation products you’re using in the mortgage loan origination process could have the greatest impact on your overall cost to originate. Many financial institutions have identified lower risk combined loan-to-value (CLTV) positions and incorporated alternative valuations that still meet regulatory scrutiny while mitigating risk.When it comes to property valuations, one size does NOT fit all! The borrower’s ability to pay, LTV/CLTV limits, acceptable property types, and loan purpose should drive what valuation products and scope are most appropriate. It’s wise to thoroughly evaluate all of these aspects, as well as the unique situation of the borrower and their loan so that your financial institution can make the most appropriate decision. While each situation is unique, here is a list of available valuation products and some of the best use cases for each: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Rodgers hails ‘ruthless’ Leicester as Saints boss ‘takes responsibility’ for 9-0 rout

first_imgSouthampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hailed his team as “ruthless” for their record-equalling 9-0 rout of Southampton in the Premier League on Friday as besieged Saints coach Ralph Hasenhuttl insisted: ‘Blame me’.Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both hit hat-tricks as Rodgers’ side moved second in the table.The rout equalled Manchester United’s 9-0 demolition of Ipswich at Old Trafford in March 1995 for the biggest win in Premier League history.“We were ruthless. I’m very proud to stand and be the manager of that team,” said Rodgers after a game played out in driving rain at St Mary’s Stadium.“A mark of the good sides is you don’t let up. We wanted to show we’re a good side and we certainly did that in the second half.“We were ruthlessly simple in our game. When you’re so many goals up you can easily slow but we kept focused. We want to be a top team and to be a top team you must be clinical.”Hasenhuttl saw his team slip into the bottom three and he pulled no punches after a performance which also saw Ryan Bertrand red-carded after 10 minutes.“The performance was a disaster and I have to apologise and take 100 percent responsibility -– I’ve never seen a team act like this, there was no fight for anything,” admitted the Saints’ coach.Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond added: “It was an embarrassing performance, the stuff of nightmares.” Leicester are just five points behind league leaders Liverpool, who host Tottenham on Sunday, after recording the biggest-ever victory by an away side in an English top-flight match in the 131-year history of the Football League.Ben Chilwell began the destruction in the 10th minute when he tapped in on the rebound, and Ryan Bertrand’s red card — awarded via VAR for a late tackle on Perez in the build-up to the opener — helped the away side open the floodgates.– Raining goals –Quickfire strikes from Youri Tielemans and Perez put Leicester three goals to the good with less than 20 minutes gone amid a downpour on the south coast.Perez struck again seven minutes before the break from a Chilwell cross to make it four before Vardy scored his first of the evening as Leicester racked up five goals in the first half of a league match for the first time since 1984.It was also the first time that a side had crashed home that many goals in the opening period of a Premier League game since Manchester City beat Burnley 6-1 in April 2010.That didn’t stop Leicester from raining down goals on Southampton however, with two coming within a minute just before the hour mark.First Perez completed his treble after collecting Hervey Barnes’ superb lofted through ball in the 57th minute, and Vardy headed home from another precise Chilwell cross seconds later.James Maddison made it a record-breaking away scoreline with five minutes remaining when he swung home a perfect free-kick that zipped past the desperate Angus Gunn.And Vardy sealed Leicester’s place in the record books with his ninth of the season deep into stoppage, firing home a penalty that also took him top of the Premier League scoring charts with nine goals after he was brought down by Jan Bednarek.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Retiring Head of School Honored

first_imgTINTON FALLS – The Ranney School community honored its retiring head of school by dedicating the middle and upper school building in recognition of Dr. Lawrence S. Sykoff for his more than two decades of service.Students, parents, school facility, administration and guests gathered May 21 on Ranney’s campus, 235 Hope Road, to dedicate the building now named the Lawrence Sykoff Center for Excellence.Ranney Upper School students, from left, Kendall Tropey, Jordan Hesslein and James Soldati, place school memorabilia into a time capsule during the dedication and naming of the Lawrence Sykoff Center for Excellence that honors theretiring head of school.Sykoff, who is retiring at the end of the school year, has been head of school for the pre-K-12th grade private school since 1993.Students were present to assist with the placing of noteworthy mementos from the year school year into a time capsule for the newly named facility. The capsule will be buried in the building’s courtyard.“You’re true lasting legacy, Dr. Sykoff, is the thousands of young adults that have been impacted because of what you have done with the school,” board of trustees President Jamie Price said during the outdoor ceremony. “They will be better prepared for life’s challenges and are guided by a strong ethical code. Most importantly, they will go on to impact millions of people and will change the world in ways we have yet to see.”last_img read more

Middletown Officials Travel To Meet Residents On Their Own Turf

first_imgStory and photos by Joseph SapiaMIDDLETOWN – Jay Ahl, 57, of Leonardo thinks the township needs a streetlight near his house, to make it safer for pedestrians because of fast-moving traffic heading down Highland Avenue.On Thursday, Feb. 25 he got to present his idea directly to a township deputy police chief, at the first Neighborhood “Spotlight on Leonardo” session, held at the Middletown Senior Center.He was one of 25 residents of Leonardo who came to talk about local concerns with township government representatives, for a two-hour session.“We have so many different sections, we were trying to shed light on neighborhoods,” said Township Committeewoman Stephanie Murray. “We’re really one big Middletown. It’s always been a challenge.”Neighborhood Spotlight is part of the township’s Community Identity Campaign, a series of events to solidify the 42-square-mile township and its 67,000 people, as well as celebrate its diversity. “People don’t always realize they live in Middletown,” she said.Last year, Neighborhood Spotlights were held in North Middletown, Belford, Navesink, New Monmouth and Middletown village sections. Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger described attendance as having been “hit and miss.” In Leonardo, citizens turned out to the center at Croydon Hall to chat with representatives in Administration, Public Works, Planning, Animal Control, Health, Recreation and Code Enforcement departments.“This is a success,” said the mayor, who acknowledged not everyone can get to a township meeting, or feels comfortable speaking in that public setting. The casual setting of a Neighborhood Spotlight is conducive to good conversation. “A lot of times, you hear about an issue for the first time,” Scharfenberger said.Various Middletown Township officials attended the Neighborhood Spotlight in Leonardo.Cynthia Bianchi, secretary of the Leonardo Citizens Committee, came to the event. She said she had nothing specific to discuss. Rather, she said, she was there more to listen.“We come to everything,” said Bianchi, who is 70 years old. “That’s why we are the Leonardo Citizens Committee. We let the people of Leonardo know what’s going on. And we let the township know what our concerns are.”Bianchi questioned the time of the session, 4 to 6 p.m.“It’s a funny hour,” said Bianchi, with many people working at that time. “Four o’clock makes it difficult for most people.”The township has juggled the times between late afternoon and night for the Neighborhood Spotlights, which began last year. Scharfenberger figured 4 p.m. would be good for seniors.Also, Scharfenberger said he has office hours from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Hall on the first and third Saturdays of the month to meet with residents.One woman talked to Deputy Police Chief Robert W. Stefanski about suspected drug activity at a residence. The police officer advised her to call police the next time she saw something suspicious. “That’s how we get a lot of things started – a citizen tip,” Stefanski said.Another resident had a question about electricity service. That would be a utility – not a township issue – said Cindy Herrschaft, township public information officer. Part of the Neighborhood Spotlight effort is connecting people “to the right services or programs, whether it be our own departments or an outside agency,” she said.As for the resident who suggested a streetlight to make it safer for drivers, Deputy Police Chief Stephen F. Dollinger said he would follow up on the matter with the police Traffic Bureau to see if a streetlight should be recommended to the utility company.Ahl said he was grateful to speak about his concerns. “I don’t think Leonardo gets a lot of attention,” he said.last_img read more