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Congolese state TV urged to reinstate three journalists fired arbitrarily

first_img Read JED’s press release below JED has obtained copies of letters dated 22 August and 3 September by the RTNC’s director-general rescinding the contracts of cameraman Syande Emaka, reporter Marie Lelo and editor Benjamin Okakesema without prior warning because “video footage that called for rebellion was submitted for inclusion in the 8 pm TV news programme on 22 August, eluding the entire TV channel’s vigilance.” Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Media independence Organisation In his defence, Emaka said they were contacted and asked to cover a demonstration in the National Pedagogic University (UPN). He said that, on arriving there, they were taken to FLNC headquarters on the outskirts of Kinshasa where Kapend gave a speech that did not conform to RTNC editorial policy. Their report on the speech was submitted to the TV channel’s management, which refused to broadcast it. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, in calling on the state-owned national radio and TV broadcaster, RTNC, to immediately reinstate three journalists who were fired arbitrarily for covering an anti-government demonstration. News September 17, 2018 Congolese state TV urged to reinstate three journalists fired arbitrarily to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders JED fears that, with the election campaign due to start soon, the dismissal of these journalists could be the prelude to the reinforcement of censorship in the state-owned media. Journalist in Danger (JED) condemns the summary dismissal of three journalists by state-owned Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) for filming a political demonstration by opponents of President Joseph Kabila’s government and for suggesting that RTNC should broadcast their report.center_img Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Media independence Studio de télévision au siège de la RTNC à Kinshasa. © RTNC The journalists were fired for covering a demonstration organized by Elie Kapend, the national leader of a political party called the Congolese National Liberation Front (FLNC), who gave President Joseph Kabila an ultimatum to stand down within five days and announced a political transition led by himself before the presidential election scheduled for 23 December. Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News February 18, 2021 Find out more JED condemns the arbitrary dismissal of these journalists, who did not broadcast any part of their report although other Kinshasa journalists and media outlets did cover the demonstration and did broadcast their reports. Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma RSF_en News Help by sharing this information February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Profitability of House Flipping

first_img April 10, 2019 1,296 Views Previous: Megabank CEOs Meet With Congress Next: Fitch Examines Wells Fargo’s Servicing Improvements  Print This Post House flipping is on the rise, according to a recent report. Data from a CoreLogic special report indicates the house flipping rate has increased year over year for 12 consecutive quarters, and on a seasonally adjusted basis is now at the highest level since CoreLogic started keeping track in 2002, at 10.9 percent of home sales as of Q4 2018.CoreLogic’s report noted that flipping rates varied from metro to metro. The report found that the highest flipping rates could be found in the Sunbelt: eight of the top 10 metros with the highest flipping rate were found in this area of the country, including Birmingham, Memphis, and Tampa leading the pack with rates of 16.5, 16.2, and 15.1 percent, respectively.The Rustbelt held the lowest flipping rate, including three Connecticut metros: Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven. However, the report found two Sunbelt metros with the lowest flipping rates, Texas cities Austin and Houston.“In addition to flipping rates, we also estimate economic returns to flipping,” said CoreLogic Deputy Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin. According to McLaughlin, returns for flippers have risen significantly, up to a median of around 40 percent after 2007. Additionally, he notes that flippers are shifting away from price speculation and toward adding value to properties.Returns are particularly high for older housing. CoreLogic found that returns are highest in Detroit, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh with returns of 95.9, 92.8, and 75 percent, while areas with newer housing stock, such as Colorado, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Arizona, and Tennessee, Florida, and Nevada, seen lower returns ranging between 8.4 and 10.8 percent.“Does this mean that home flippers are reaping more net profits in these older markets? Not so much,” said McLaughlin. “While gross economic returns are highest in places with older flips, they don’t capture the amount of money that flippers invested into the flip. On the contrary, flips undertaken on older homes likely require more capital to bring the home up to market standard than newer homes. Such updates mile include costly improvements to electrical systems, plumbing, foundations, and roofing. What this does tell us is that flippers are likely to reap substantial discounts when buying properties with such deferred maintenance.”Find the report here. Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News 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. Related Articles The Profitability of House Flipping The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic House Flipping price sale Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CoreLogic House Flipping price sale 2019-04-10 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Profitability of House Flippinglast_img read more

5-year sponsor Strange Oval gives cash, certificates at IMCA Modified special events

first_imgThe fifth-year IMCA sponsor gives $50 in cash and $50 product certificates to a top five finisher at each of 30 designated specials. A division of Strange Engineering, Strange Oval is located in Morton Grove, Ill., and manufactures axles and drive plates. Information about Strange Oval products is available at the www.strangeoval.com website, by calling 800 653-1099 and on Facebook. MORTON GROVE, Ill. – Strange Oval continues a now-familiar awards program for IMCA Modified special events competitors this season.center_img All awards will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are received; product certificates are redeemable through Performance Bodies.  “There is some definite opportunity for expansion of this program and that is something we’ve discussed, but for 2019 we are excited to continue a really unique program for IMCA Modified drivers,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The combination of cash and product certificates is really exclusive to Strange Oval at special events and they are a great supporter of IMCA racing.”last_img read more

Indian Premier League Rahul very respectful towards women, sad to see how ‘Koffee’ controversy turned out: Zinta

first_imgHis friend and teammate Pandya was trolled more for his loose talk on women but Rahul too has admitted that he had started to doubt himself as a person after the incident. He has put the controversy behind and is very much in the reckoning of a World Cup spot. As a co-owner and someone who is used to handling fame and money after spending decades in Hindi film industry, Zinta said she does share her experiences with the youngsters in the KXIP squad.   “Yes, we do have those conversations, we have been there and done that. These are young guys and they will live and learn with time. Unless you make a mistake or falter, you will never learn,” she said. Asked to name the most “fun guy” in the KXIP dressing room, Zinta picked veteran Chris Gayle.   “My all-time favourite is Chris Gayle. He is unbelievable. He is a true superstar, in terms of how he comes across, in terms of how he plays, he how he is with the youngsters, he is so humble, he is always on time, he is just unbelievable and he is so much fun at the same time.”The actor added that her team broke even a long time ago and the ultimate goal is to win a maiden IPL title. “We broke even a long time ago. But yes, when I got into the IPL, I wanted to win the title, especially coming from Punjab, where people have the largest heart, we want to win for them, we owe it to our fans. I am really keeping my fingers crossed this time.”KXIP have begun well, winning three out of their four games so far in the competition.  Chris Gayle is Zinta’s all-time favourite. Rahul is very respectful towards women believes Zinta. Kings XI Punjab currently occupies the second spot in points table. highlights New Delhi: India batsman KL Rahul is “very respectful towards women” and it was sad to see him become a subject of nationwide criticism in the wake of his and Hardik Pandya’s sexist remarks on a chat show, Kings XI Punjab co-owner and noted actor Preity Zinta said Friday. Both Rahul and Pandya were handed a provisional suspension for their controversial comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’, a show Zinta herself has appeared on. Their suspension was lifted but they still face a BCCI inquiry conducted by Ombudsman DK Jain.  “It is so good to see Rahul back in form. He is a very very nice guy. What happened is in the past. I just feel the bad the way the whole thing turned out but you live and learn,” Zinta told PTI. “Actually, he is very sweet and respectful with women, so I don’t know the way it all came out. As I said, these are teachable moments.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more