Springboks beat Samoa to win the Quad Series as Habana reaches milestone

first_imgTuesday Jun 25, 2013 Springboks beat Samoa to win the Quad Series as Habana reaches milestone South Africa beat Samoa 56-23 to win the Quad Series in Pretoria on Saturday. It was an action packed game with plenty to talk about, including some unfortunate dirty play, but a positive was the achievement of Bryan Habana, who scored his 50th Test try. It was a first for a tournament like this, with double headers at each venue. Despite struggling a bit against Scotland, the Springboks went unbeaten, and with so many injuries and a slightly new look team, it was good preparation ahead of the Rugby Championship.Winger Bryan Habana scored the first try of the game and later crossed for an incredible milestone, as he became just the sixth player to ever reach 50 Test tries.“This is an achievement all South Africans can be immensely proud of,” said proud South African Rugby Union President Oregan Hoskins on Monday.“Since making his Springbok debut in 2004, Bryan has been an inspiration on and off the field and it is very well-deserved that his name will forever live in the annals of the game as the first Springbok to reach this special milestone and a man who set a mark that will take a very special player to eclipse.”Daisuke Ohata of Japan is the most prolific Test try scorer with 69 five-pointers in 58 Tests. He is followed by David Campese (64 in 101 Tests), Shane Williams (60 in 91 Tests for Wales and the British & Irish Lions), Hirotoki Onozawa of Japan (55 in 80 Tests) and Rory Underwood (50 in 91 Tests for England and the British & Irish Lions).The Rugby Championship kicks off on Saturday 17th August, with South Africa hosting Argentina.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Midyear Tours Related Articles 416 WEEKS AGO Scotland score late try to snatch victory… 416 WEEKS AGO All Blacks seal series clean sweep with third… 416 WEEKS AGO England win series in Argentina with big… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Northface House / Element Arkitekter AS

first_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Stavanger, Norway Northface House / Element Arkitekter AS Area:  277 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Element Arkitekter ASText description provided by the architects. The existing house was built in 1969 as a twin to the neighboring building. It did not function well to the demands of 2008-living, neither in the room sizes nor in their solutions, and it had generally a need for restoration work. Save this picture!© Element Arkitekter ASElement, together with the client, has come to a solution where mainly the bottom two stories are rehabilitated while the top story is replaced with a lighter and more open construction which opens up towards a grand view of the fjord.  Save this picture!© Element Arkitekter ASThis is a big change from the earlier situation where it was necessary to go down a level to see the view. The top volume is 3 meters cantilevered over the rest of the volumes and is pulled away from the road to make room for a larger sun deck towards the south and to let more light into the building. This deck is also thereby sheltered from the northern wind. Save this picture!© Element Arkitekter ASThe architectural expression strengthens the qualities on the site and reflects its norhtern orientation. At the same time it respects the existing constructive principles.Save this picture!© Element Arkitekter ASProject gallerySee allShow lessMuseum of Modern Art in Warsaw (MMAW) / Camilo RebeloArticlesThe Siege of Sarajevo Museum – The Art of Living 1992-1996 Fama Collection / Studio …Articles Share Projects Save this picture!© Element Arkitekter AS+ 18 Share Norway Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/227691/northface-house-element-arkitekter-as Clipboard Architects: Element Arkitekter AS Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Northface House / Element Arkitekter ASSave this projectSaveNorthface House / Element Arkitekter AS Photographs Houses 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/227691/northface-house-element-arkitekter-as Clipboard CopyAbout this officeElement Arkitekter ASOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStavangerHousesNorwayPublished on April 23, 2012Cite: “Northface House / Element Arkitekter AS” 23 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

RSF’s Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, free at last

first_img April 29, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 RSF’s Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, free at last AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment May 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Drareni, who is also TV5 Monde’s Algeria correspondent and runs the Casbah Tribune news website, was finally released from Koléa prison, 35 km west of Algiers, on 19 February, after being jailed for 11 months. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is delighted and relieved by the release of its Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, and thanks all those who helped to get this journalist freed, in particular his support committee Receive email alerts May 18, 2021 Find out more Deloire and the entire RSF team are extremely grateful to all those who actively backed the RSF campaign for Drareni’s release, especially the support committee, ever since his arrest on 29 March 2020. News News RSF_en Organisation News “The victim of unprecedented persecution, Khaled resisted with his usual courage, inspiring the fight for press freedom in the region,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s bureau in Tunis. “The pardons granted by President Tebboune had to recognize what was obvious, namely, that Khaled Drareni is an honest journalist whose work does not threaten national unity. On the contrary, a peaceful debate is the best way to ensure Algeria’s unity and credibility.” Like dozens of other prisoners of conscience, he was released under a pardon announced by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on the evening of 18 February, three days before the second anniversary of the start of the so-called “Hirak” wave of anti-government protests. to go further Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment “We are extremely happy, despite the bitter aftertaste of 11 months of injustice,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Journalistic independence and pluralism are the sine qua non for positive transformation in Algeria. The pardons granted by President Tebboune are undeniably a move in the right direction after some backward steps. Khaled Drareni will be able to resume working for reliable and independent journalism.” Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Algeria is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2019 and 27 places lower than in 2015. Follow the news on Algeria Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections The judicial persecution to which Drareni was subjected for nearly a year turned him into a symbol of press freedom in Algeria. He was arrested for the first time on 7 March 2020, when he was held for three days and then released under judicial control. The judicial control was withdrawn on 27 March, but he was arrested again two days later, while covering one of the Hirak street protests. He was sentenced on appeal to two years in prison on charges of inciting an unauthorized demonstration and endangering state security. The supreme court had been due to hear his appeal on 25 February. Newslast_img read more

Jail sentence for setting up website about tainted milk powder

first_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on China Organisation November 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jail sentence for setting up website about tainted milk powder Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Zhao Lianhai(赵连海), an activist who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in Beijing today on a charge of “inciting social unrest” for creating a website about the effects on young children of contaminated milk powder sold by the Chinese company Sanlu. Detained since November 2009, Zhao has appealed against the verdict and has begun a hunger strike.“The authorities are again targeting citizens who use the Internet to campaign for action that is to everyone’s benefit,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is yet another dramatic illustration of a lack of humanity on the part of the Chinese authorities and how censorship can prove to be criminal. Zhao should not only be freed at once but also officially commended for his altruistic commitment.”Zhao set up his website as a source of information for the parents of children affected by milk powder that had been adulterated with melamine, a chemical used in plastics and fertilizer, to make the milk appear to have a higher protein content. Consumption of the tainted milk caused kidney problems and in some cases kidney stones.An estimated 300,000 children in China were made ill, 50,000 were hospitalised and at least six new-born babies died as result of consuming the milk powder. Himself the father of one of the children who was made ill, Zhao used the website to urge parents to bring a class action suit against those responsible.How the scandal came to light to go further News The government was aware of the tainted milk scandal as early as December 2007 but hushed it up in order not to hurt China’s image in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He Feng, an investigative journalist with a weekly in the south of the country, began collecting detail information about the problem in July 2008 but the government issued a detailed list of 21 subjects that could not be covered before or during the games. Point 8 on the list said: “All stories relating to food safety, such as mineral water that causes cancer, are off-limits.”The problem only came out into the open in September 2008. The system of censorship imposed by the state had a disastrous impact of the health of tens of thousands of new-born infants in China and other countries to which this tainted milk powder was exported. Many children were made ill because researchers and journalists had been prevented from informing the public.The Chinese government claims to have set up a “compensation fund” for the children affected, but many are not eligible under the restrictive criteria used. Some of those responsible for the tainted milk were brought to trial and two people have been sentenced to death.Other jailed netizensComing as this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo(刘哓波) continues to serve his 11-year jail term, Zhao Lianhai’s sentence seems to signal a determination on the part of the Chinese government to maintain its systematic censorship. Many environmentalists, HIV/AIDS activists and campaigners on other sensitive issues have been convicted or are awaiting prosecution.Netizens who have spoken out online about subjects of public interest are also among those who have been unjustly imprisoned. They include the blogger Tan Zuoren, who was sentenced on 9 February to five years in prison on a charge of “inciting subversion of the state” for criticising the poor construction of schools that collapsed in the Sichuan earthquake killing many children. He also posted articles critical of the government and the crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy moment.Fellow Sichuan resident Huang Qi, a human rights activist and founder of the 64Tianwang website, was sentenced to three years in prison on 23 November 2009 on a charge of “illegal possession of state secrets” because he criticised the conditions of the survivors of the Sichuan earthquake and the government’s inadequate relief efforts.As Zhao Lianhai’s lawyer, Li Fangping, said, these men just did their duty as citizens to act in the public interest.A total of 31 journalists and 75 netizens are currently detained in China, which is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 171st out of 178 countries in its latest world press index. Zhao Lianhai’s son News April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img RSF_en Zhao Lianhai’s son, who has been affected by milk powder, is demonstrating to free his father. On his sign: “Daddy, I love you”. ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

Journalist flees to Thailand after death threats

first_img Follow the news on Cambodia CambodiaAsia – Pacific CambodiaAsia – Pacific July 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist flees to Thailand after death threats News December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” to go further January 21, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information center_img News Google experiments drop Australian media from search results February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Organisation Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today deplored “harassment and death threats” that have forced editor-in-chief You Saravuth to flee to neighbouring Thailand after printing an article criticising a nephew of prime minister Hun Sen. It called on the government to arrest those who made the threats and for the immediate dropping of legal action concerning the article, as well as protection for the editor’s family.The twice-weekly opposition paper Sralanh Khmer had reported on 15 June 2006 that the nephew, Hun Tho, had illegally seized land. You Saravuth then got many death threats, including from Hun Tho himself, who summoned him to his house and began legal action against him for “inaccurate news.”The charge is punishable by up to a year in prison if the authorities choose to prosecute under the 1992 laws of the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) rather than the more liberal 1993 press law. The Alliance for Freedom of Expression in Cambodia (AFEC) says courts habitually use the harsher UNTAC laws.You Saravuth told Reporters Without Borders he would ask for asylum in Thailand and said his wife, who was still in Cambodia, was now being threatened too.The editor of another opposition paper, Meakneak Sékarkhmer (Khmer Conscience), is being sued for libel by Funcinpec party leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh. last_img read more

Shannon to open – Ash cloud still a risk

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin THE Irish Aviation Authority will withdraw restrictions on flights in and out of six airports in Ireland, with effect from the times listed below, until further notice. They include Shannon, Donegal, Sligo, Ireland West (Knock), Galway and Kerry.In a statement the IAA said the restrictions were required as the increased level of recent volcanic activity has created a massive ash cloud stretching 1,000 miles long and 700 miles wide. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the northerly winds are keeping the bulk of the cloud out in the Atlantic, the increased size of the cloud continues to pose a risk especially if the winds change.Passengers planning to travel by air over the coming days are advised to regularly check with their airlines and the IAA website in advance of going to the airport.The following is the position on an airport by airport basis for today Friday May 7. AIRPORT                                  Flight Operations:Dublin                                            OpenCork                                               OpenShannon                                         Open from 1000 hours localDonegal                                          Open from 0830 hours localSligo                                              Open from 1000 hours localIreland West (Knock)                       Open from 1000 hours localGalway                                           Open from 1000 hours localKerry                                              Open from 1000 hours localWaterford                                        OpenThe Aviation Authority said it is in constant contact with VAAC and the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) at Eurocontrol and is monitoring the path of the ash cloud in order to assess the impact it could have on air safety.Should there be any change to the above situation, the IAA said it will issue a further statement but passengers are advised that they must check their airline websites regularly. Twitter Previous articleFurther restrictions on airports along western coastNext articleNo to water charges, but manager has the final say admin Advertisementcenter_img NewsLocal NewsShannon to open – Ash cloud still a riskBy admin – May 7, 2010 562 Print Facebook Emaillast_img read more

Royal touchdown at Shannon

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.Britain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles touched down shortly before midday on Tuesday at Shannon Airport for their visit to Ireland.The Prince and Duchess were welcomed on arrival by Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes, CEO Neil Pakey, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen and Deputy Mayor of Clare County Council Joe Cooney.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming Prince Charles and the Duchess, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes said that she took the opportunity to congratulate them on the birth of Princess Charlotte earlier this month.“We were delighted to welcome the Prince and Duchess here to Shannon and it was another very important day for us at the airport.  Prince Charles was very relaxed and was looking forward to his visit.“He was very friendly and warm.  He was only here for a brief time on arrival but I did get to congratulate him on the birth of his granddaughter Princess Charlotte.  He was like any grandfather, very proud. He said ‘that’s so kind; it’s wonderful that it’s a girl’.” Print 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. WhatsApp First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles is greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Email Prince Charles also noted in the conversation his desire to see the Burren.   “I explained to him that I was from the Burren and he said that the author and poet John O’Donoghue had always wanted him to come to the Burren. I knew John O’Donoghue personally and said to Prince Charles that John would be delighted today if he were still alive to know that the visit was happening.”Shannon Group CEO Neil Pakey said the couple were in a relaxed mood. “Both Prince Charles and the Duchess seemed very pleased to be here.  Prince Charles was, in particular, looking forward to getting a look at the Cliffs of Moher as he flies up to Galway.  He though it would be a wonderful view from the air.“It was quite windy here on arrival but the Duchess said she was pleased to be here and that the weather was no different to home.“It’s been a very busy few days here at Shannon. On Sunday we welcomed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and today we have the Prince and Duchess.”Deputy Pat Breen said that it was a pleasure to welcome Prince Charles and the Duchess to Shannon and Ireland.  “It’s a very significant day for Shannon, for Clare, for the West of Ireland and the entire nation.  This is an important visit for Prince Charles and the Duchess and, indeed, for Ireland.“I am delighted that they have decided to fly in through Shannon, the gateway to this wonderful part of Ireland.  They will feel the warmth of our welcome across the region.  This visit will further strengthen relations between Ireland and the UK and I am personally delighted that it’s all starting here in Co. Clare at Shannon Airport.” Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles is greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and Pat Breen TD when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSCamillaDuchess of CornwallfeaturedNeil PakeyPrince CharlesRose Hynesroyal visit.Shannon airport 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall greeted by S’le Maguire Department of Foreign Affairs (far left) when they arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles (centre) Rose Hynes and Pat Breen TD when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter 19/5/2015 REPRO FREEBritain’s Prince Charles greets Rose Hynes, Shannon Group, Pat Breen TD and Neil Pakey, Shannon Group when he and his wife Camilla arrived at Shannon airport ahead of their official visit to Ireland.. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters. Previous articleTicket winners for Strauss under Big TopNext articleLacing legacy and vision in cultural sectors Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsRoyal touchdown at ShannonBy Bernie English – May 19, 2015 1176 last_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

‘Embarrassed and incredibly disappointed,’ says California sheriff of deputy’s sniper hoax

first_imgKABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — A Southern California sheriff’s deputy who set off a massive manhunt when he allegedly faked being shot by a sniper outside his station has left colleagues furious, with his boss moving to boot him off the force and investigators probing potential criminal charges.Deputy Angel Reinosa, a 21-year-old trainee with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, prompted widespread panic and a large-scale response from law enforcement last week when he radioed an emergency dispatcher and dramatically stated he’d been hit by sniper fire in the parking lot of the sheriff department’s Lancaster station. He even showed investigators his damaged bulletproof vest, which he claimed saved his life, officials said.But in a stunning twist, officials said on Saturday that Reinosa confessed to fabricating the attack by a sharpshooter, and cut a hole in his bulletproof vest to bolster his hoax.“When the news broke on Wednesday, I dropped everything I was doing to be at Lancaster and check on the welfare of Deputy Reinosa,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a statement released Sunday night.Villanueva went on to express frustration and fury that he and numerous members of his department and neighboring law enforcement agencies had to waste “needless time and energy on something that did not happen.”“Rather than delay reporting what we learned for another day, I felt that it was urgent that we share the truth with the public. As Sheriff, I am responsible for my deputies and am embarrassed [and] incredibly disappointed at what this Deputy did,” Villanueva said in his statement. “I apologize to our community and our elected officials who rallied in our support.”Attempts by ABC News to reach Reinosa have not been successful.Police are still trying to figure out a motive for the ruse that put the community in jeopardy.“Much of his statement was self-serving, didn’t make a whole lot of sense,” Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide division, said at a news conference on Saturday.Reinosa claimed the shot that hit him in the shoulder of his bulletproof vest just as he was preparing to remove it came from a government-subsidized apartment building across the street from the station, prompting SWAT teams to sweep the complex and clear out residents in a futile search for the phantom gunman, officials said.The bogus incident happened one week after six Philadelphia police officers were injured when a man unleashed a barrage of gunfire from the second-story of an apartment building, sending shockwaves across the country as the hours-long standoff with the suspect unfolded on live TV.Villaneuva said investigators were suspicious of the validity of Reinosa’s story early on, “but had to exercise care before accusing an employee of making false statements.”Once investigators separated fact from fiction and Reinosa confessed, the sheriff said he felt “compelled to share the disappointing truth” with the community, since Reinosa had “violated the public’s trust.”Villaneuva said he hopes the actions of one individual do not tarnish the work that members of his agency do every day to protect the public.“Like any subject of an internal investigation, Deputy Reinosa is entitled to due process,” Villanueva’s statement reads. “I will not tolerate anyone who willfully violates their oath of office, makes a false police report, wastes valuable public safety resources, and causes fear in the community. Those who choose to violate the public’s trust will face at minimum termination and a potential criminal prosecution.”The Association of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs also released a statement condemning “in the strongest possible terms” the hoax allegedly perpetrated by one of their own union members, and apologizing for the “unnecessary strain” it put on the local community during the citywide manhunt that included the sheriff’s department deploying a helicopter with police snipers patrolling the skies.“Not only does it bring discredit to the department and our deputies, it jeopardizes the trust and good faith we ask for from the public and elected officials,” reads the union’s statement. “Worst of all, it’s a slap in the face of deputies who have been shot in the line of duty, and to the families of those who paid the ultimate price for their service.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Strangers raise more than $12,000 for World War II veteran scammed out of retirement funds

first_imgKFSN(FRESNO, Calif.) — A World War II veteran who was scammed out of thousands received a generous gift from strangers in an effort to pay it back.Floyd Smith, 92, of Fresno, California, was awarded a check for $12,472.60 on Monday thanks to hundreds of strangers who heard his story and donated to a GoFundMe page.The check came two years after Smith lost $10,000, money that he intended to put towards his retirement but instead loaned to a man who helped him get new windows for his home, according to ABC Fresno station KFSN.The man who received the money, Mark Gleizer, told Smith he was in financial trouble, according to KFSN.“So I thought he’s a nice guy, you know?” Smith told the station.When Gleizer didn’t pay the money back, Smith filed a claim in Fresno small claims court, according to court records.A judge ruled that Gleizer pay $7,630 to Smith, court records show, but Smith says he still hasn’t paid.The money from strangers, which was presented to Smith by KFSN, came as a welcome surprise.“Isn’t that amazing? So many good people in the world,” Smith told the station on Monday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more