West Bank radio station’s arbitrary closure by Israeli soldiers

first_img Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists August 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 West Bank radio station’s arbitrary closure by Israeli soldiers News May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes to go further Receive email alerts May 16, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News “The summary closure of an independent Palestinian radio station and the arbitrary seizure of its equipment constitute outright censorship,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The station’s management was given no explanation. We urge the Israeli military authorities to return the confiscated equipment and let the station resume broadcasting without delay.”center_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information The Israeli soldiers arrived at the station, based in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, at about 6 p.m. yesterday in five jeeps. After ordering a technician to stop work, they removed the station’s equipment without showing any warrant. One of the soldiers simply said: “We don’t want to hear Radio Bethlehem 2000 anymore.” Organisation An independent radio station founded in 1996, Radio Bethlehem 2000 is now closed until further notice. “This measure is all the more surprising as the station had no political programmes on sensitive subjects and limited itself to broadcasting music,” Reporters Without Borders added. Reporters Without Borders condemns the arbitrary closure of Radio Bethlehem 2000, a radio station located near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The station was shut down yesterday evening by Israeli soldiers, who seized its equipment. Follow the news on Israel News June 3, 2021 Find out more Station manager George Canawati told Reporters Without Borders: “We have not been told why the station was closed although we tried to obtain any explanation from the Israeli military.”last_img read more

Business Matters Ep 23 – Conall Dunne & Greg McCann

first_img Facebook AudioBusinessMattersHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Facebook Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Previous articleMichael Margey is new Letterkenny Chamber presidentNext article“Very weak, but glad to be alive” – Lisa Dillon speaks on Covid admin WhatsApp Business Matters Presenter Ciaran O’DonnellIn this week’s podcast, Ciaran O’Donnell talks to Letterkenny-based accountant, Conall Dunne, about his new business, Easy Customs Limited (easycustoms.ie) which provides an independent and confidential service for businesses looking to outsource their customs compliance.Ciaran also speaks to Greg McCann, Executive Director and Head of FinTrU North West, about the company’s seventh financial services academy in the North West since October, 2018, and the continued growth of the firm in 2020.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Business-matters-7th-Dec.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – December 9, 2020 Pinterest Business Matters Ep 23 – Conall Dunne & Greg McCanncenter_img Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Five children dead in Ohio house fire; arson not suspected

first_imgMattGush/iStock(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) — Five children have died following a house fire in Youngstown, Ohio, local fire officials said. Arson is not suspected in the Sunday night blaze, officials said. Youngstown is just miles from the Pennsylvania border. Additional details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Person of interest in custody in shooting of 2 Maryland detectives

first_img5:55 a.m., 2/6/20: Due to an ongoing police search for a shooting suspect, all schools in the Northeast cluster will be closed for students and staff today. All other schools will operate on normal hours.— AACPS (@AACountySchools) February 6, 2020The investigation began around 5 p.m. Wednesday when officers responded to a death investigation, said Anne Arundel County Police Sgt. Jacklyn Davis. They launched a homicide investigation and determined the victim’s car was missing, she said.By 11 p.m., Anne Arundel County detectives found the car in Baltimore and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect shot one of the detectives, Davis said.He was in “critical but stable condition” Thursday morning, she said.Another detective continued to chase the shooter, said Davis. The suspect shot multiple rounds at the second detective, hitting him, said Davis. He is in stable condition, she said.They were identified as Detective Scott Ballard, a 22-year veteran assigned to the fugitive apprehension team, and Detective Ian Preece, a 13-year veteran assigned to the homeland security investigations team, the chief said.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted Thursday, “We have absolutely no tolerance for the violence committed against two Anne Arundel County Police detectives last night.”“These brave officers are now in stable condition, and all Marylanders are praying for their full and speedy recovery,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. We have a person of interest in custody in reference to the shootings of our detectives. We do not believe there is any further threat to our community. We THANK YOU for your support and patience! We will give further when we can, investigation still on-going.— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) February 6, 2020Officers were going door-to-door Thursday morning and some schools are closed as the search intensified. kali9/iStock(BALTIMORE) — A person of interest is in custody Thursday afternoon following a massive manhunt for the gunman who shot two Maryland detectives.“We have a person of interest in custody in reference to the shootings of our detectives,” the Anne Arundel Police tweeted. “We do not believe there is any further threat to our community.”center_img Police cars are pulling away from the scene where the Person of interest from the Glen Burnie homicide and police shooting Person was believed to be arrested pic.twitter.com/DzgCauPBJV— Don Harrison (@DiscoWMAR) February 6, 2020In a message to the gunman, Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare said Thursday morning, “Every minute you stretch this out, it makes it more dangerous for my cops, and thus it makes it more dangerous for you.”“We need you to come and turn yourself in,” the chief said at a news conference. “End this lunacy before another person gets hurt.”last_img read more

Business counts cost of top-level turnover trend

first_imgHigh turnover of chief executives is becoming a burden to business, claims areport by HR consultancy iSolon. The report, called Turnover @ the Top, claims that the average tenure of aCEO is 48 months, and is on the decline. The average cost of replacing a chiefexec is £500,000. Dr Rafael Gomez of the London School of Economics, who was involved incompiling the report, believes the trend is particularly evident in companiesthat finance their activities via capital markets. “Institutional shareholders are rapidly pushing for management changewhen performance falters. But Gomez also believes that a lack of attachment and loyalty among seniormanagement is also leading to a continual search for increased challenge andreward. Beverly Mann, managing director of iSolon, warned, “Companies seem notto realise how much CEO changes cost them. Instead of changing CEOs, companiesshould support them by bringing in experts with skills that supplement theCEO’s and the company’s needs.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Business counts cost of top-level turnover trendOn 4 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion is being demolished

first_img Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* The property at 358 El Brillo Way, Todd Michael Glaser, Jeffrey Epstein (Google Maps, Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion is turning to rubble.Developer Todd Michael Glaser, who paid $18.5 million for the waterfront property at 358 El Brillo Way in March, filed a notice of commencement for the total demolition of the house, Palm Beach County records show.Glaser, who has been active in Palm Beach, previously told The Real Deal he planned to knock down the mansion this month. He’s working on plans for a new home, and said he will design a Jetsons-esque, mid-century modern mansion.Epstein, the convicted sex offender and financier who died in jail in New York in August 2019, also owned an Upper East Side townhouse that sold in March for $51 million. Epstein was accused of sexually abusing dozens of young girls in both homes.ADVERTISEMENTEpstein paid $2.5 million for the Palm Beach property in 1990, records show. The six-bedroom, 14,000-square-foot mansion on 0.8 acres was designed by architect John Volk. It was built in 1950.Home sales in Palm Beach have soared recently, setting new records for residential sales volume and price in the tony town.Read more Brokers vied for Epstein listings. Can they sell them? Share via Shortlink Glaser recently flipped a landmarked Palm Beach estate that he was restoring, for $27.5 million, roughly $10 million more than he paid for the home in June.Contact Katherine Kallergis Email Address* Message* Jeffrey EpsteinPalm Beachtodd glaserlast_img read more

CNX Resources to acquire remaining public stake in CNX Midstream Partners

first_img CNX Resources to acquire stake in CNX Midstream Partners. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay) CNX Resources (CNX) and CNX Midstream Partners LP (CNXM) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which CNX will acquire all of the outstanding common units of CNX Midstream that it does not already own in exchange for CNX common stock valued at approximately $357 million, based on the most recent closing price of CNX common stock.Under the merger agreement, each outstanding common unit of CNX Midstream that CNX does not already own will be converted into 0.88 shares of CNX common stock, representing a 15% premium to the average exchange ratio during the 30 trading days ended July 24, 2020.“We believe that this take-in transaction of CNX Midstream Partners is the optimal solution for all relevant stakeholders given the near- and long-term view of the MLP market,” commented Nicholas J. DeIuliis, president and CEO. “We expect the combined entity to be an even stronger company with a lower cost of capital and increased investable free cash flow.”Don W. Rush, CFO, added, “Following the completion of the transaction, CNX is expected to be the lowest cost producer in the Appalachian Basin, with increased operational flexibility and basin leading operational metrics. Stockholders of CNX and unitholders of CNX Midstream are expected to benefit from a combination of synergies including improved equity trading liquidity, enhanced financial flexibility to optimize cash flows, and an improved credit profile.”Additional Transaction Terms and DetailsPursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, CNX will acquire all of the approximately 42.1 million outstanding common units of CNX Midstream that it does not already own at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.88 shares of CNX common stock for each publicly held common unit of CNX Midstream.  CNX Midstream common units will no longer be publicly traded after the transaction. In aggregate, CNX will issue approximately 37 million shares in connection with the proposed transaction, representing approximately 17 percent of the total shares outstanding of the pro forma combined entity.Following completion of the transaction, all senior notes of CNX Midstream will remain outstanding and no additional payments will be made to CNX in connection with the elimination of the incentive distribution rights transaction from January of this year. The transaction terms were negotiated, reviewed and approved by the Conflicts Committee of the CNXM Board and approved by the CNXM Board. The CNX Midstream Conflicts Committee is composed of the independent members of the CNXM Board. The Board of Directors of CNX also approved the merger agreement.Conditions to ClosingSubject to customary approvals and conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The transaction is subject to majority approval by CNX Midstream common unitholders and the effectiveness of a registration statement related to the issuance of the new CNX shares to CNX Midstream’s unitholders. Pursuant to a support agreement entered into in connection with the transaction, CNX has agreed to vote the CNXM common units that it owns in favor of the transaction. CNX currently owns approximately 53.1% of the outstanding common units.AdvisorsCiti is acting as exclusive financial advisor and Latham & Watkins LLP is acting as legal advisor to CNX. Intrepid Partners, LLC is acting as exclusive financial advisor and Baker Botts L.L.P. is acting as legal advisor to the Conflicts Committee of the CNXM Board. Source: Company Press Release Under the agreement, each outstanding common unit of CNX Midstream that CNX does not already own will be converted into 0.88 shares of CNX common stocklast_img read more

Brexit fails to halt Scottish Private Rented Sector

first_imgRents in Scotland rise 1.7% year on year (YOY)Edinburgh rents reach new all time highMore choice in capital slows market paceHigh demand in Glasgow pushes rents up 2.9%Rents in Scotland’s PRS edged upwards in the first quarter despite the political landscape. The average property to rent rose 1.7% to £793 per month. 1 and 2 bed properties charted a familiar course recording positive annual growth however mixed signals at the local level were evident. Gillian Semmler, Communications Manager at Citylets said, “Scotland’s PRS operated broadly to expectation against the underlying political chaos defining the Q1 period. There have been indications of a slower moving market, especially in Edinburgh, but certainly not as marked as in other property or indeed business sectors. More choice for tenants in the capital sees more tenants taking time to view multiple properties before committing. As a result, average time to let has increased by 3 days.”EdinburghEdinburgh Property rose to a record high of £1115 pcm against a backdrop of lengthening Time to Lets (TTLs), consistent wit h anecdotal evidence from agents , of tenants taking advantage of the increased choice in the market. Q1 2019 saw properties take 30 days to rent on average, 3 days longer than 2018. The rate of growth at 5% will cheer landlords and concern tenants however this is lower than previous quarters with longer TTLs hinting at a softening market after 9 years of annual growth each quarter.AberdeenFalls in rent were reported in Aberdeen in Q1 2019 however at minus 3.5% growth YOY, the rate of decline continues to ease. With re – let times continuing to reduce it is fair to view the figures for Q1 2019 as positive overall for landlords. 1 bed properties fared best across key metrics of growth (minus 2.5%), TTL (49 days) and % let within 1 month (41%). The average property to lease in Aberdeen now costs £710 per month and takes 54 days to let, 4 days faster than last year.DundeeDundee starts 2019 where it left off as rents continue to move upwards, albeit at a modest 1% YOY as at Q1 2019. The average property to rent stands at £620 per month and takes around a month and a half to let at 43 days. As with other cities, the market data for Dundee was conflicting in part recording decreased rents for mainstream 1 and 2 bed markets but improved re-let periods. Rents for 3 and 4 bed properties continued to climb YOY.West LothianProperty to rent in West Lothian continues to enjoy good demand seeing averages rise once again, up 3.5% to £710 per month – same as the current average for Aberdeen. The signs for this popular commuter belt region looks positive for Landlords with the time to secure tenants also notably falling to just over 1 month at 34 days.Glasgow Aberdeen Scotland Scottish PRS Scottish rents Sheila Manchester Citylets Citylets housing report Dunde Edinburgh rents TTLs West Lothian May 6, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Brexit fails to halt Scottish Private Rented Sector previous nextHousing MarketBrexit fails to halt Scottish Private Rented SectorRents in Scotland’s PRS edged upwards in the first quarter despite the uncertain political landscape.Sheila Manchester6th May 20190736 Viewslast_img read more

Estate agents hear about new pricing deal with Rightmove and Zoopla, but where was OTM?

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Estate agents hear about new pricing deal with Rightmove and Zoopla, but where was OTM? previous nextMarketingEstate agents hear about new pricing deal with Rightmove and Zoopla, but where was OTM?OnTheMarket remains tight-lipped about why it didn’t join its two competitors to pitch the portal’s wares at some 400 estate agents at the Guild conference yesterday in London.Nigel Lewis13th February 202001,215 Views The 400 or so member agents of the Guild of Property Professionals attending its busy annual conference in London yesterday had plenty to talk about.This included an exclusive deal that the Guild had struck with Reapit, a new iBuyer initiative and also a agreement with the main portals to enable Guild members to access better deals with them, which CEO Iain McKenzie and his team had negotiated during multiple meetings.Rightmove and Zoopla were given 15 minutes to pitch to the 400 or so agents gathered at the Queen II conference centre off Parliament Square, but curiously OnTheMarket chose not to attend. Rightmove put its Commercial Director Stuart Whittall on the stage while Zoopla had its CEO, Charlie Bryant, doing his bit.The Negotiator was approached by several agents at the event wondering why the ‘third portal’ had elected to miss out on the opportunity to persuade so many agents to sign up.Following the conference, The Negotiator contacted OTM to find out why, but at the time of writing it has chosen not to comment.“We can’t tell our agents which portal to choose, but we asked our members for the mandate to talk to Zoopla, Rightmove and OTM to which they said yes, and so each portal is going to present to its members, independently, their stance and their offerings,” Iain McKenzie (left) told The Negotiator.“OTM were invited and we’ve got a good relationship with [its CEO] Ian [Springett], but they decided it wasn’t for them.”Read more about the Guild.Visit the Guild website. February 13, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Goshen HS student brings a fake plastic gun to school

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleKlobuchar is ending her presidential bid, will endorse BidenNext articleSouth Shore to expand bike-friendly program Tommie Lee Pinterest (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) The Goshen Community Schools and Goshen Police Department notified parents in the district Monday after an incident at the high school.A student carrying a plastic look-alike gun at the school was reported by other students.The district and police say the situation posed no threat, and no threats had been made, but in an effort to be transparent, a message was sent to parents.The student is being disciplined.You can read the notice from the school district and the police by clicking here. Pinterest Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ By Tommie Lee – March 2, 2020 0 388 Goshen HS student brings a fake plastic gun to school Facebooklast_img read more