first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa December 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Missile kills three Syrian TV journalists in Deraa province Receive email alerts News News to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syria Three Syrian journalists working for Orient TV were killed by a missile while covering fighting between government forces and rebels in the southern province of Deraa on 8 December. Two died on the spot and the third died after being taken to hospital. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Reporters Youssef Mahmoud El-Dous and Rami Adel Al-Asmi and cameraman Salem Abdul-Rahman Khalil were approaching a battle zone in the village of Sheikh Miskeen when a missile hit their vehicle.Orient TV, a Syrian station based in Dubai, said government forces deliberately fired the guided missile at their vehicle, which was not displaying a “press” sign but had a TV satellite dish that was clearly visible.“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and firmly condemn this attack,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. “Syria is now the world’s most dangerous country for reporters, who are only too often targeted by the parties to the conflict.”All aged less than 30, the three Orient TV journalists were from different parts of Deraa province and had been covering the Syrian conflict since the start of the uprising in 2011. Fifteen journalists have been killed in Syria this year while various armed groups are currently holding 22 others hostage. Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information March 8, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNewsCommunitySinn Féin TD says ban on scramblers needed, as issues worsen during Covid-19 lockdownBy Cian Reinhardt – April 13, 2020 655 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Twitter Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Print WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Previous articleLimerick singer Cat Reynolds is Ever After HappyNext articlePublic asked to celebrate frontline workers with #MyHeroes campaign Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] TAGSanti social behaviourCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19News Maurice Quinlivan TDSCRAMBLERS need to be banned from Limerick’s housing estates because of the danger they pose to the public and are causing annoyance to local resident’s, Deputy Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin has said.The Sinn Féin Deputy says he has been contacted by “countless residents” across the city about the scourge of scramblers in Limerick’s estates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This issue isn’t new,” he said, “and Sinn Féin have previously brought forward legislation for them to be banned from being used on public land. Unfortunately, the government refused to act on this.“But now, as people are confined to their homes due to the Covid-19 lockdown, many are being subjected to constant noise and disruption from these scramblers. This is incredibly unfair especially when the extension of the lock down to May 5th at the very least.”The Limerick City TD believes the disruption caused by the scramblers is “adding to the challenge” parents have trying to keep their children inside and safe “when the children can look out the window and see others ignoring the public health advice and acting as if there is no pandemic”.“Also many elderly people are living in fear in their own communities,” said Deputy Quinlivan, “as they don’t want to venture outside for their bit of exercise within the 2km radius, when these people are on scramblers.“It’s already a difficult time for everyone, the last thing they want is this irritating and dangerous addition.“These scramblers are dangerous, extremely noisy and their use intimidates people, often results in public areas being destroyed and dug up, and they need to be banned.”The Sinn Féin representative said he has spoken to the Garda Superintendent in Limerick this week, and he hopes “the Gardaí will act on it.” Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email Linkedin ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’last_img read more

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mortgage Rates Increase Slightly to 4.33% Subscribe April 24, 2014 852 Views Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Rates Increase Slightly to 4.33% The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Market Studies, News Tagged with: ARM Bankrate Federal Reserve Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Janet Yellen Related Articles Previous: Massachusetts Home Sales Decrease from Low Inventory Next: FHFA: HARP Refinances Drop in February Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img ARM Bankrate Federal Reserve Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Janet Yellen 2014-04-24 Tory Barringer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Despite soft housing news, mortgage rates experienced a moderate increase ahead of next week’s economic policy update from the Federal Open Market Committee.According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate came up to 4.33 percent (0.6 point) for the week ending April 24, up from 4.27 percent in the previous week. Last year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.40 percent, almost a full point lower.The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.39 percent (0.6 point), moving up from 3.33 percent.Meanwhile, the average rates for 5- and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were unchanged at 3.03 percent (0.5 point) and 2.44 percent (0.5 point), respectively.Bankrate.com recorded similar upticks in its own national survey, with the 30-year fixed shifting up 5 basis points to 4.43 percent and the 15-year fixed sliding up to 3.54 percent. Unlike Freddie Mac, Bankrate observed a slight increase in the 5/1 ARM, which was up to 3.34 percent.“The economy has started to shake off the brutal winter that held back the pace of recovery, but Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s comments about inflation remaining too low is helping to keep a lid on bond yields and mortgage rates,” the finance site said in a release.With Fed leaders scheduled to meet at the end of April to discuss the shape the economy’s in and determine what’s next for monetary policy, half of commentators in Bankrate’s weekly survey expect opportunities for more hikes ahead.“Investors have been misconstruing every Fed statement since Janet Yellen assumed the chair, and they’ll need a few more repetitions before they wise up,” commented Holden Lewis, assistant managing editor for Bankrate.com. “I expect them to freak out over some innocuous statement by dumping mortgage bonds onto the market and causing yields to rise, and with them, mortgage rates.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoMINNEAPOLIS ? As seldom-seen as the total lunar eclipse lastweek, Wisconsin exhibited a rare brand of hockey in Saturday night?s 4-4 tieversus rival Minnesota. ?There must be a full moon tonight because there was shootoutat O.K. Corral,? UW head coach Mike Eaves said.Four times the Badgers came back from one-goal deficits, andnearly all their goals were finding unconventional ways of going into the net.To further the unusual evening at Mariucci Arena, players who Eaves expectedlittle from contributed in game-impacting ways.?It was just one of those games in athletics sometimes youcan?t quite understand,? Eaves said.Nor was it just limited to Wisconsin.Minnesota?s Patrick White scored off a deflection, and JayBarriball backhanded one in off the crossbar before falling over at the rightside of the net. And the Gophers? fourth line produced a goal as well. EvanKaufmann scored late in the first period, his sixth of the season.Wisconsin, in atypical fashion, got goals from a member ofall four lines Saturday night. The way each even-strength tally was scored orsetup ? second line forward Michael Davies? came on the power play ? was justas fluky as the next.?Coach Oz (Osiecki) and I looked at each other a few timesand rolled our eyes, like ?Holy Moly,?? Eaves said.First line forward Patrick Johnson failed to capitalize onperhaps the best look of the night with the score tied early in the thirdperiod, a chance from the low slot set up by a terrific pass from Kyle Turris.But on a broken play in the offensive zone where linemate Blake Geoffrion keptthe puck alive, Johnson scored.In the first period, third line forward John Mitchell,unwilling to skate in any further because exhaustion was settling in, fired ashot from the far point in on Alex Kangas. Minnesota?s freshman goaltendermisread the flight of the puck and it bounced off his forearm and fell into theback of the net.?We watched video after [Friday] night?s game and saw thattheir goaltender is kind of weak at his sides and high,? said Mitchell,underlining his mindset on the play.?You emphasize, ?Get the puck on the net,?? Eaves said.Perhaps most surprising was Wisconsin?s third goal of thenight. Not only did it come from a player who has been benched at times thisseason for inconsistent play, but the precision of the shot was remarkable.With little clearance room between the post and Kangas? pad,fourth-line forward Podge Turnbull clanked a shot off the near post and in totie the game at 3-3. It was his first goal since Wisconsin defeated Denver 7-2on Jan. 12.?A couple of those goals probably shouldn?t have gone intonight,? Turnbull said.?If you get a shot, you really don?t want to pass it upbecause you never know, it might go in,? he added.Although only Turnbull was part of the scoring equation,Eaves commended his fourth line for its level of play.?I thought the line of (Aaron) Bendickson, Turnbull and(Andy) Bombach came out of nowhere and really provided us with us some qualityshifts,? Eaves said.Bombach hadn?t suited up for Wisconsin since the second gameof the Alaska-Anchorage series more than a month ago, and had appeared in just11 games heading into play Saturday night. But with defenseman Jaime McBainunable to go and Brendan Smith still recuperating, Eaves was forced to moveJosh Engel to defense, opening up a roster spot for the sophomore.From the team?s standpoint, fluky or not, they?ll take apoint any way they can.last_img read more