Two journalists assaulted by police officers

first_img October 21, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica BurundiAfrica RSF_en News In a letter to Defence Minister Cyrille Ndayirukiye, Reporter Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières-RSF) protested journalist Aloys Niyoyita’s arrest by police officers and the assault on reporter Corneille Nibaruta. “The officers responsible for these actions must be punished firmly and swiftly,” stated Robert Ménard, the organisation’s secretary-general. “To the best of our knowledge, these journalists were manhandled simply for exercising their professional activities,” he added. RSF asked the minister to see to it that those responsible for these actions are identified and punished, and to do everything possible to ensure that Burundian journalists are able to work in a safe environment.According to information collected by RSF, on 6 March 2002, Niyoyita, a Studio Ijambo news agency journalist and occasional contributor to the Associated Press agency, was arrested by police officers in Bujumbura. He was covering a demonstration by activists from the “P.A Amasekanya” group, which opposes the Arusha peace accords. The journalist was struck and arrested after refusing to hand over his reporting materials. He was detained for four hours at the First Battalion of Intervention station in Bujumbura, along with eight activists. Bonesha FM journalist Nibaruta was roughed up and humiliated by a police officer while covering the same demonstration, but was not arrested. Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention RSF recalled that Burundian journalists were often the targets of army repression in 2001. Several journalists were briefly detained or assaulted while trying to cover opposition activities, and had their cameras and video cameras confiscated. June 5, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reports Follow the news on Burundi News November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information March 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists assaulted by police officerslast_img read more

Fears for future of Mr Binman

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin NewsLocal NewsFears for future of Mr BinmanBy admin – October 13, 2011 1381 WhatsApp Print Facebookcenter_img FEARS surround over 600 direct and indirect jobs at one of the country’s largest waste removal service providers, after examiners moved into its Limerick offices this Wednesday. A hive of administrative activity was reported at the Luddenmore headquarters in recent days, where it is believed an extensive investigation into the future and stability of the company was undertaken. It is alleged that the company experienced financial difficulties in recent months and years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up An application submitted this Wednesday morning to the High Court on behalf of Mr Binman, sought court protection for the company. Affidavits have been furnished to the chancery court list and the matter is due to be heard again on October 18. However, in the interim, Mr Billy O’Riordan of Pricewaterhouse Coopers has been appointed as examiner to Mr Binman and its subsidiary companies, Greenport Environmental, Rural Refuse and Recycling and Clearpoint Recycling Ltd. Under the helm of Mr Martin Sheehan Snr since 1994, Mr Binman through the Sheehan family has site locations at Grange in Kilmallock, and Carrick-on-Suir, with accompanying offices in Clonmel, Ennis, Newcastle West and Limerick city. The company is now under the management of Mr. Martin Sheehan Jnr. In recent weeks, a decision was made by Bank of Scotland (Ireland) to withdraw its support and the company directors sought examinership to negotiate and restructure its debts.With a price war rampant throughout the industry, the company was said to be “compromised,” following claims that lending institutions sought to recoup on their lending.But Mr Binman say that they have an investor willing to inject the companies with finance to fund their working capital. Four years ago the company was involved in the purchase of a bio mass site in Foynes, for a reported €17 million.Other purchases made in recent years include a €5 million farm in Kilmallock, adjacent to the Luddenmore site. Mr Binman recently launched a service in the Cork area. Discounted services were also launched in Waterford.It has been suggested that an imminent rescue package could be put in place, while a firesale of the company to competitors is also seen as a possibility, should the proposed business plan fail to secure long-term viability.Financial difficulties and the resistance of the Bank of Scotland Ireland to make finances available to Mr Binman were alluded to during court proceedings brought against the company by local authorities. In 2010, Mr Binman was fined at Limerick District Court over its non compliance with Environment legislation, as it left over 30,000 of its customers without a suitable wheelie bin for the collection of recycling waste. The company stated that it was unable to get credit from the bank to carry out the necessary upgrade and roll-out of the bins to its customers, further stating that despite this it would still endeavour to complete its regulatory obligations.Company financial data was also withheld from the public domain during a recent court case, being deemed to be “sensitive information”. The company was convicted of breaches of the health and safety and fined €40,000 over an incident where an employee lost his life in an onsite accident in 2008. Recently, Mr Binman tried to overcome financial difficulties without the support of the UK bank and endeavoured to test trial a pilot initiative for the collection of rubbish bins before 8am in the city centre.The initiative began in mid-September and was to run for a month and if successful, plans were to be furnished to run the scheme throughout the city centre. The company believes that it has a viable business plan despite the financial turmoil it faces. Previous articleHuman remains found in John’s SquareNext articleGuitar and saxophone sing from the States admin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Companies Investing in Single-Family Rental

first_img Taylor Morrison, in a partnership with Christopher Todd Communities, has announced that it will be building a single-family, rent-only communities in Arizona. CNBC reports that these companies will be building homes aimed at selling to investors.Other companies, including Lennar and Toll Brothers have recently started building homes for rent. Lennar sells its properties to investors, while Toll plans to hold the properties in partnerships.Though the initial plan is to sell to investors, Taylor Morrison CEO Sheryl Palmer told CNBC that they will consider other options in the future.“We’ll determine the right time in the lease-up process to sell the assets. There is plenty of money out there, so we could look at a REIT or private investors, but our intent will be to divest in a pretty timely fashion,” said Palmer. “As we look at the best way to optimize price and returns, it might be to do something on our own and create our own fund or REIT, but sell them out of the Taylor Morrison land portfolio.”As home prices increase, the single-family rental market has been expanding. According to Palmer, half of Christopher Todd’s current tenants are millennials and half are baby boomers, according to Palmer.“The profile of consumers in Christopher Todd shows that these are not people who can’t afford to buy, they choose not to buy,” she said.Data from CoreLogic also indicates that single-family rentals are increasing. CoreLogic’s Single-Family Rent (SFR) Index increased 4.1% since January 2018, according to CoreLogic’s 2018 SFR report, noting that low rental home inventory, relative to demand is fueling the growth of single-family rent prices.“Single-family rentals make up one-half of all residential rentals but are an overlooked segment of the housing market,” said CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel. “Much like the rest of the housing market, single family rentals are affected by market forces and fell rapidly during the Great Recession. They have since bounced back strongly from their low point in 2010, mirroring house price growth.”  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Companies Investing in Single-Family Rental Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Companies Investing in Single-Family Rental The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 1, 2019 1,397 Views Investment Rental 2019-08-01 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Investment Rental Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Coastal Homes at Risk Next: Remembering 30-Year Mortgage Industry Veteran ‘Marti’ Anderson Related Articleslast_img read more