Honduras: Prominent TV journalist gunned down in the street

first_img Follow the news on Honduras News Source: HO / AFP 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is very worried about the level of violence against the media in Honduras and urges the authorities to do everything possible to shed light on the latest case – TV journalist Igor Padilla’s murder yesterday in the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” May 13, 2021 Find out more Padilla covered crime for the national TV channel HCH and produced an HCH comedy show called “Los Verduleros.” He was gunned down in the street in the city’s Suyapa district, outside a children’s shop where he was supervising the filming of a TV ad.Witnesses said Padilla walked out of the shop after receiving a phone call. A pickup then pulled up and four armed men in the back, who were masked and wearing police uniforms, opened fire, riddling him with bullets. He was rushed to hospital but was dead on arrival.Padilla had not reported receiving any threats and had not requested special protection.“We call on the Honduran authorities to identify the instigators and perpetrators of this shocking murder without delay and to bring them to justice,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“The entire Honduran press was targeted via Igor Padilla. Honduras continues to be one of the western hemisphere’s most dangerous countries for journalists. The government should lose no time in creating an effective protective mechanism in order to end this deadly spiral of violence.”HCH director and journalist Eduardo Maldonado received a threatening message on his Facebook page on 12 January accusing journalist Elsa Oseguera of being affiliated to the Maratruchas (Mara MS) crime gang and warning him that if he did not fire her, two other HCH journalists – Ernesto Rojas and Suly Cálix – would be murdered It is yet impossible to know whether the message and Padilla’s murder were connected. But such practices are typical of the climate of threats and tension to which the media are exposed in Honduras. A combination of criminal violence and political corruption is responsible for one of Latin America’s highest levels of impunity.Honduras is ranked 137th out of 180 counties in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. December 28, 2020 Find out more Reports HondurasAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence January 18, 2017 Honduras: Prominent TV journalist gunned down in the streetcenter_img Organisation HondurasAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts News to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

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Why Aren’t Gen Xers Downsizing Their Homes?

first_img Previous: The Tappable Equity Slide Next: Foreclosure Challenges, From Fraud to Deed Theft  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Why Aren’t Gen Xers Downsizing Their Homes? Home / Daily Dose / Why Aren’t Gen Xers Downsizing Their Homes? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Baby Boomers Gen Xers generation Home Price Home Sellers Homebuyers Homeowners Income Millennials NAR Rent 2019-04-01 Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Radhika Ojha Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Multi-generational homes are the preferred choice for Gen-Xers and older millennials, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study. However, the reasons they prefer to buy these homes are different.The study found that while Gen Xers prefer to buy a multi-generational home because their adult children are moving in with them or never left home, older millennials who bought these homes were likely to do so to take care of their aging parents.”The high cost of rent and lack of affordable housing inventory is sending adult children back to their parents’ home either out of necessity or an attempt to save money,” said Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR. “While these multi-generational homes may not be what a majority of Americans expect out of homeownership, this method allows younger potential buyers the opportunity to gain their financial footing and transition into homeownership.”For the first time, the study also divided the millennial generation into older millennials and younger ones due to the disparity in their homebuying habits. While millennials as a whole continued to form the largest group of homebuyers of any generation at 37 percent of all buyers, younger millennials accounted for 11 percent of all buyers while older ones represented 26 percent of all homebuyers.It indicated that younger millennials accounted for a larger buying share than the silent generation which stood at 7 percent of all buyers. Among millennial homebuyers, the study indicated that older millennials “have a median household income of $101,200 and purchase homes with a median price of $274,000, comparable to Gen Xers ($111,100 income, $277,800 median home price) and younger boomers ($102,300, $251,100 respectively).”According to Yun, “Older millennials are now entering the prime earning stages of their careers, and the size and costs of homes they purchase reflect this. Their choices are falling more in line with their Gen X and boomer counterparts.”On the other hand, younger millennials whose median income stood at around $71,000 were purchasing the least expensive and smallest homes due to the challenges of affordability.When it came to downsizing, the study revealed that this wasn’t common among any of the generations at present. It indicated that sellers over the age of 54 only downsized by a median of 100 to 200 square feet as Gen Xers and boomers who might be interested in downsizing facing the challenges of smaller inventory. These sellers could also “have been impeded by the increase in multi-generational living these generations are reporting to accommodate the needs of adult children and aging parents.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 1, 2019 1,651 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Affordability Baby Boomers Gen Xers generation Home Price Home Sellers Homebuyers Homeowners Income Millennials NAR Rent The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Family inside home when man allegedly set it on fire willing to testify in his defense

first_imgWABC(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J.) — Paul Caneiro, the man accused of setting a fire at his New Jersey mansion last week, will next appear in court on Wednesday, but his family is already stepping up to defend him in a mysterious case that may include the quadruple murder of Caneiro’s brother’s family.Caneiro, 51, allegedly used gasoline to ignite a blaze at his Ocean Township home on Tilton Avenue around 5 a.m. on Oct. 20 while his wife and two daughters were inside, according to an arrest warrant obtained by ABC News.But Caneiro’s lawyer, Robert Honecker, told ABC News on Saturday that his wife, Susan, and daughters, Marissa and Katelyn, “fully support him and would be willing to testify at his hearing on Wednesday.” All three escaped the fire unharmed. A decision on if they testify will be made early this week.On the same day as Caneiro’s home in Ocean Township burned, his brother’s mansion in nearby Colts Neck, New Jersey, also burst into flames. Authorities responding to the fire found the bodies of Keith Caneiro, Paul’s brother and business partner, and his wife, Jennifer, and their two young children. Keith Canero had been shot, while the other three had been stabbed to death, according to police.Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said at a news conference Wednesday that the family was “targeted” in the horrific crime.“The case has transcended into a multiple homicide investigation in addition to the arson matter. And to date, our investigation has revealed that unfortunately, sadly, each of these individuals were the victims of homicidal violence at some point prior to when the fire was set,” Gramiccioni said. Gramiccioni did not say whether Paul Caneiro is a suspect in the murder of his brother’s family, and he has only been charged with aggravated arson in connection to his own home.Honecker said Wednesday that Paul Caneiro will “assert his innocence for this charge as well as any other potential charges.”The fire at Keith Caneiro’s Colts Neck mansion broke out about seven hours after the fire in Ocean Township. The two towns are only about 10 miles apart. Keith Caneiro was the founder and chief executive officer of Square One, a technology services consulting firm in Asbury Park, New Jersey.Over $7,100 had been raised by a GoFundMe account for Paul Caneiro’s two daughters as of early Sunday.Honecker said the house in Ocean Township was cleared by authorities Saturday evening and the family has been allowed back in to collect their belongings, but it is inhabitable at this time. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Full jury seated in trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

first_imgimaginima/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — A full jury has been seated in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of 46-year-old Black man George Floyd during a May 2020 arrest that ignited protests nationwide.The panel of 12 jurors and three alternates was finalized on Tuesday morning after defense attorneys, prosecutors and the judge presiding over the case in Minneapolis spent 12 days questioning a pool of potential jurors on everything from their thoughts about racial inequalities of the justice system, the Black Lives Matter movement and whether they had formed any preconceived opinion about Chauvin’s guilt or innocence.Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill decided last Friday not to move the trial’s location nor delay the proceedings.“I think the pre-trial publicity will continue no matter how long we continue it,” he said, adding, “I don’t think there is any place in the state of Minnesota that has not been subjected to an extreme amount of publicity in this case.”During the jury selection, two jurors that had been picked for the panel were removed from the case after inadvertently seeing or hearing about news reports that the city of Minneapolis had reached a $27 million settlement with Floyd’s family. The two dismissed jurors said the announcement affected their ability to remain impartial and decide the case based solely on the trial evidence.Cahill also said Friday he did not believe pretrial publicity in the case will cease and ruled that an extra juror be added, upping the number of alternates from two to three.Cahill noted that of the 326 people selected to be part of the prospective jury pool, more than 60 were individually interviewed in person during the 12-day process.The opening statements in the trial, which is being televised on Court TV and streamed online, are scheduled for March 29. The evidentiary portion of the trial is expected to last up to four weeks and could include nearly 400 witnesses.Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter. A third-degree murder charged was reinstated against him during the jury selection process after the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that Judge Cahill erred when he dismissed the count in October and instructed him to reconsider his decision.Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to the charges.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Former HFZ principal Nir Meir faces ejection from Hamptons home

first_imgTagsHFZ Capital GroupNir MeirThe Hamptonstristate-weekly Message* Full Name* Email Address* Message* It’s been a choppy year for the former HFZ principal, who left the firm in December as it battled a slew of lawsuits from lenders and investors. The circumstances around Meir’s departure are not entirely clear. His spokesperson previously told TRD that Meir “remains committed to helping the company resolve outstanding issues surrounding its current projects.” A spokesperson for HFZ said Meir “is no longer with HFZ nor authorized to act on its behalf in any capacity.”A historic cottage known as “A Wee Lyr Mor” originally sat on the site of 40 Meadow Lane. The wealthy Fulton Cutting family owned the property for decades, and listed it for $17.5 million in 2011.An LLC registered with HFZ’s New York office purchased the property for $10.5 million in 2013, records show. The buyer then applied for a demolition permit to knock down the cottage and build a modern home, sparking pushback from neighbors and a lawsuit that temporarily stalled construction. The new home was built in 2017.Rich Bockmann contributed reporting.Contact Keith Larsen Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Email Address* Contact Sylvia Varnham O’Regan Nir Meir and 40 Meadow Lane, Southhampton (Google Maps)Just weeks after Nir Meir left HFZ Capital Group, he is facing the prospect of getting booted from his Southampton home.The LLC that owns the property at 40 Meadow Lane filed a complaint in Suffolk County Supreme Court Tuesday alleging that Meir is living there without the owner’s consent. A source familiar with the matter said HFZ had owned the property but later transferred the LLC to one of its lenders, an affiliate of Monroe Capital. But an attorney for Meir said Meir controls the LLC.Monroe was HFZ’s lender on a national industrial portfolio, and earlier this month foreclosed on HFZ’s equity stake in properties. The company also provided HFZ a $18 million loan in 2017 that was supposed to mature in November, according to Monroe’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Monroe’s entity claimed in its ejectment action that it holds the title to the property and Meir is blocking it from taking possession. The complaint said that neither Meir nor his family is allowed to lease, use or occupy the property. (Though New York State has placed a moratorium on evictions because of the pandemic, some landlords have filed ejectment actions in state Supreme Court as a workaround to booting tenants.)A spokesperson for Meir disputed Monroe’s claims. “There is clear documentation of the true ownership and control of 40 Meadow Lane LLC, which is controlled by Nir Meir, which refutes the frivolous claims in this filing and we are in the process of filing a motion to dismiss, which will be filed in a short order,” the spokesperson said in a statement to The Real Deal.Monroe and HFZ did not respond to requests for comment.The home is more than 6,600 square feet and features seven bedrooms and a swimming pool, records show. Last year, the owner of the property secured an $18.35 million mortgage from ConnectOne Bank.Read moreHow HFZ became the face of Manhattan’s condo woesLender schedules foreclosure auction at HFZ’s Nomad siteHFZ loses stake in national warehouse portfolio Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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HMCS Whitehorse Assist Vessel in Distress

first_img Share this article View post tag: americas HMCS Whitehorse Assist Vessel in Distress June 15, 2015 View post tag: Distress View post tag: fire Canadian Navy’s HMCS Whitehorse responded to a request for assistance from Amora Mia, a 75-foot pleasure vessel, which had reported an engine room fire at approximately 1 p.m. on June 10, 2015.When HMCS Whitehorse arrived, the fire had been extinguished but the vessel was adrift with no propulsion. The four crew members of Amora Mia were brought on board HMCS Whitehorse for safety reasons.HMCS Whitehorse was conducting coastal operations, including costal surveillance, along the coast of British Columbia when it responded to the stricken vessel. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was also coordinating assistance. The rescue took place approximately six nautical miles east of Robson Bight.Amora Mia was towed by HMCS Whitehorse and handed over to an inshore rescue boat near Port McNeill, B.C.[mappress mapid=”16231″]Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: vesselcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMCS Whitehorse View post tag: News by topic Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Whitehorse Assist Vessel in Distress last_img read more

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Joan Osborne Teaming With DSO, Phil Lesh & Friends Members For All-Star Grateful Dead Tribute

first_img[Video: rober fontneau]AXIAL TILT will be open to all ages, with the option to buy first-come-first-served General Admission tickets or special VIP tickets, with the latter also including a private catered meet-and-greet reception with the band prior to the show, a limited-edition show poster, and early entry into the venue before GA ticket holders. The show will also offer free valet parking and a limited dining menu and full bar throughout the performance.For more information and for ticketing to the upcoming AXIAL TILT All-Star tribute to the Grateful Dead on Friday, October 19th, led by Joan Osborne and featuring members of Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends, and more, head here.[Cover Photo by Marc Millman] [Video: TheFatManRocked]This will be a nice, long show, including one full acoustic set and two full electric sets of Grateful Dead nuggets. Keeping in the spirit of fully honoring the Grateful Dead’s immense history, for AXIAL TILT, the Grateful Dead’s own audio guru Howard Danchik will also be on hand to mix sound for the show.Dark Star Orchestra – “Eyes Of The World” – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – 7/8/18 On Friday, October 19th, famed Grammy-winning singer Joan Osborne will lead an all-star celebration of the Grateful Dead dubbed AXIAL TILT, featuring members of Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends, and more. AXIAL TILT has been a hugely popular annual two-night event at Jazz Fest in New Orleans since its debut—timed with the Grateful Dead’s 50th-anniversary celebration—four years ago. The upcoming October show marks the first AXIAL TILT show outside New Orleans and will feature an A-list band comprised of some of the most beloved members of the Grateful Dead’s extended family, ensuring what will be a fitting tribute to the Grateful Dead’s enduring musical legacy.In addition to her own successful solo career, Joan Osborne has been associated with Grateful Dead-inspired spinoffs, having frequently performed with The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends over the years. For AXIAL TILT, Osborne will be joined by guitarist Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends), guitarist Rob Eaton (Dark Star Orchestra), keyboardist Mitch Stein (Groove Division), bassist Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir’s Ratdog), and drummer Dino English (Dark Star Orchestra) at 210 Live in Highwood, Illinois, just north of Chicago.The Dead (with Joan Osborne) – “Fire On The Mountain” – Bonnaroo 2004last_img read more

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Online map application unlocks Arboretum collections

first_img Read Full Story The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is pleased to announce the release of Collection Researcher version 1.0, an innovative web application that provides unique access to the Arboretum’s living plant collections through its geographic information system (GIS). Available on the Arboretum website, Collection Researcher integrates a searchable inventory of the Arboretum’s nearly 15,000 curated trees, shrubs, and vines with high-definition, digital maps of its 265-acre landscape.Combining the tools of cutting-edge GIS technology with the resources of modern curatorial practice, Collection Researcher was created through the collaborative efforts of the Arboretum’s curation and information technology staffs, in partnership with Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis.Central to this initiative has been the Arboretum’s longstanding commitment to provide staff, scientists, and visitors with access to the depth and richness of its plant collections. “Bringing Collection Researcher online signifies a giant step in our efforts to share our remarkable collections with the world,” states Arboretum Director Ned Friedman. “We aim to ensure that everyone—from genomicists to environmental biologists, and citizen scientists to the visiting public—can access our plants and the biology that lies behind them.”last_img read more

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Ørsted CEO expects strong growth in U.S. renewable market to continue even without incentives

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Denmark’s Ørsted A/S is ramping up its expansion into the U.S. renewables market, where it expects continued cost reductions and higher prices for corporate power deals to fuel sustained growth after renewable tax credits are phased out.The largest offshore wind producer in the world broke into the U.S. onshore wind market with its acquisition of Chicago-based wind developer Lincoln Clean Energy LLC in October and announced on May 1 that it was buying a subsidiary of solar developer Coronal Energy, marking its first dip into photovoltaics and storage.“The U.S. solar market has significant potential,” Ørsted CEO and President Henrik Poulsen said on a call to discuss the company’s first-quarter earnings on May 1. “We believe the combination of onshore wind, solar PV and storage gives us a very strong platform for long-term growth in the U.S.”Poulsen said the acquisition includes Coronal’s development team and utility-scale solar and storage project pipeline. The company, headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., and backed by Japanese giant Panasonic Corp., has a multi-gigawatt-development pipeline in more than 20 states, according to its website.Ørsted expects its burgeoning U.S. onshore business to thrive despite the phaseout of renewable production tax credits, or PTCs, this year, as the subsidies will be offset by higher prices on corporate power purchase agreements, or PPAs, and continued cost declines, especially for onshore wind.“Beyond the PTC expiry, there is no doubt that the market will need to go for realignment,” Poulsen said. “Right now, corporate PPAs have been struck at prices that are very low and I’ll claim are very attractive to the corporations buying green power … because of the PTC support. I have no doubt that we’ll continue to be a strong market in the U.S., also beyond PTC,” he added.More ($): Ørsted sees bright prospects for U.S. expansion after end of renewable tax credits Ørsted CEO expects strong growth in U.S. renewable market to continue even without incentiveslast_img read more

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Credit unions get competitive compensation insights from survey

first_imgFor the 9th consecutive year, NAFCU and Burns-Fazzi, Brock (BFB) will conduct a comprehensive survey of credit union executive compensation and benefits. The NAFCU-BFB Survey of Executive Compensation and Benefits is the industry’s most comprehensive study of executive compensation.How can your credit union participate?NAFCU members have been sent an email invitation to complete the online survey.Nonmember credit unions can register to receive the survey by signing up at http://www.nafcu.org/execsurvey by March 27, 2015. Here are the top things you should know about this study:All credit unions are invited to participate.Any participating credit union’s individual responses are completely anonymous.Participating credit unions will receive a complimentary copy of the detailed report about the survey. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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