Rowena Paraan

first_img Najiba Ayubi Afghanistan Find out more Information hero Rowena Paraan Rowena Paraan has been a journalist for more than 25 years. Formerly the head of research at the Philippines Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), she is now the chairwoman of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines where for a long time she has been running the journalists’ safety program. This is a major issue in a country where 32 journalists were massacred in Ampatuan in Maguindanao province in November 2009, a scar on the national psyche which is unlikely to heal. Paraan subsequently led a fact-finding mission to try to establish the circumstances of the massacre. She has constantly pressed the authorities for justice for the victims and their families and an end to impunity. She now faces a charge of contempt as a result of her commitment. More committed than ever to freedom of information, Paraan now runs Bayan Mo iPatrol Mo, a citizen journalism outlet that encourages Filipinos to get involved in disclosing instances of corruption and shortcomings of society that they are aware of. to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines Receive email alerts Mariyath Mohammed Maldives Find out morecenter_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Le Ngoc Thanh Vietnam Find out more Kalafi Moala Tonga Find out more Pham Chi Dung Vietnam Find out more See morelast_img read more

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Ganimat Zahid

first_img Europe – Central AsiaAzerbaijan See more to go further Europe – Central AsiaAzerbaijan Nuriddin Karshiboev Tajikistan Find out more Ganimat Zahid, who has already served two years and a half in prison on a ridiculous pretext, knows that freedom is hard-fought. The newspaper he runs, Azadliq (“freedom” in Azeri), is one of the last remaining opposition titles still standing in a ravaged media landscape. Squeezed by fines and deprived of income by the press distribution monopoly, it is struggling to survive. However, the fight itself was not the be-all and end-all for Zahid. In 2012 he undertook to break the wall of censorship that prevailed in Azerbaijan’s broadcast media. With few resources he launched the television program “ Azerbaijan Hour” which is broadcast by satellite for a few hours every week from abroad. The transmission was jammed and kicked off the satellite which first relayed it but, undeterred, Zahid managed to relaunch it. Since then, he has stayed away from Azerbaijan for the time being. The threats that made him decide to take his family out of the country seem unlikely to end soon. Khadija Ismayilova Azerbaijan Find out more Hasan Cemal Turkey Find out morecenter_img Malahat Nasibova Azerbaijan Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan Ismail Saymaz Turkey Find out more Information hero Ganimat Zahid Help by sharing this information Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Fannie Mae Announces 17th Sale of Reperforming Loans

first_img Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 2020-09-11 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago September 11, 2020 2,208 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Announces 17th Sale of Reperforming Loans  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: 2 Million Forbearance Plans Set to Expire This Month Next: HUD Grants Almost $2 Billion for Eviction Protection Fannie Mae Announces 17th Sale of Reperforming Loans About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago For about a decade GSE Fannie Mae has been carrying delinquent mortgages that have started performing again (that is, payments on the mortgages have become current with or without the assistance of modification of loan terms). Fannie Mae packages and markets the reperforming loans to investors, usually through a money center bank.Fannie Mae last week began marketing its seventeenth sale of reperforming loans, the GSE said in a news release, “as part of the company’s ongoing effort to reduce the size of its retained mortgage portfolio.”The sale consists of approximately 19,800 loans, having an unpaid principal balance of approximately $2.8 billion, and is available for purchase by qualified bidders. Interested bidders can register on the Whole Loans Sales page.This sale of reperforming loans is being marketed in collaboration with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. Bids are due October 6.Some of the reperforming loans may be up to 90 days delinquent. The terms of Fannie Mae’s reperforming loan sale require the buyer to offer loss mitigation options designed to be sustainable to any borrower who may re-default within five years following the closing of the reperforming loan sale.In addition, buyers must report on loss mitigation outcomes. Any reporting requirements cease once a loan has been current for twelve consecutive months after the closing of the reperforming loan sale.Interested bidders can register here for ongoing announcements, training, and other information. Fannie Mae will also post information about specific pools available for purchase on that page.Results from the 16th sale of such loans are reported here.last_img read more

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Political Parties Should Take Responsibility And Instruct Members To Wear Face Masks & Maintain Social Distancing : Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesPolitical Parties Should Take Responsibility And Instruct Members To Wear Face Masks & Maintain Social Distancing : Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber24 Nov 2020 8:41 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday issued notice to political parties-Bharatiya Janata Party, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (M), Indian National Congress, Janata Dal (S) and Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha, calling upon them to make a statement, whether they are willing to issue instructions to its members/followers to strictly abide by the rules regarding wearing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday issued notice to political parties-Bharatiya Janata Party, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (M), Indian National Congress, Janata Dal (S) and Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha, calling upon them to make a statement, whether they are willing to issue instructions to its members/followers to strictly abide by the rules regarding wearing of mask and maintaining of social distance. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty said: “Prima facie we are of the view that it is the responsibility of all the political parties to join hands with the state machinery for strict implementation of rules regarding wearing of mask and social distancing. Time has come when even the political parties should take responsibility and issue strict instructions to its workers.” The parties have to make the statement before the court on December 4. The bench noted that :”On the record of the petition there are instances pointed out which show that political rallies organized by political parties the rules regarding wearing of face mask and maintaining social distancing were observed only in breach. Orders passed by this court will show that either the state has not taken any action or for face saving action is taken against a few individuals, that also belatedly”. The direction was given during the hearing of a petition filed by Letzkit foundation seeking strict implementation of the social distancing and compulsory wearing of face masks norms. The petitioners had highlighted that during the political rallies the norms were thrown to the wind. On the previous hearing the state government had said that it was never its intention to prosecute or imprison, person’s who were found not wearing masks in public places or not maintaining social distancing, under the stringent provisions of section 5 of the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act. The statement is made in a an affidavit filed in response to the direction issued by the court directing the state government to inform whether it will prosecute Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya and other political leaders who have violated norms by not wearing face masks during political rallies and have admitted to the breach in the form of paying the fine amounts imposed on them. The affidavit filed by the state government read “It is the uniform policy of the state that it does not intend to prosecute mask/social distancing violators, with such harsh punishment and it is deemed sufficient that the fine of Rs 250/100, would suffice for such offences.”The CJ-led bench however expressed displeasure at the state stance to not prosecute violators of COVID-19 protocols and orally remarked that the intention appeared to protect politicians. Following which the court had ordered “Since, most of the incidents which are reported of violation of the provisions of the regulations framed under the said act, are by political parties, we direct counsel for petitioner to place on record a list of recognized political parties, so that notices can be issued to them.”Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Mother of murdered Danielle speaks of her nightmare year

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Mother of murdered Danielle speaks of her nightmare year AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twittercenter_img Previous articleRecord number awaiting admission to hospitals today, 24 at LUHNext articleMc Hugh involved in trade talks in South America News Highland The mother of Danielle McLaughlin has said she hopes to travel to India to confront her daughter’s suspected killer in the search for answers.Danielle was killed while visiting India to learn to be a yoga teacher.She was found dead on March 14 2017 and a local man, Vikat Bhagat, with whom she had been friends since 2016, is to stand trial accused of her rape and murder.In her only radio interview one year of from Danielle’s death, Andrea told the Nine Til Noon show of the importance to her of finding out exactly what happened to her daughter:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Andrea.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook By News Highland – March 12, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

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General Election 2020 – Rolling Updates

first_img Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan General Election 2020 – Rolling Updates 11.22In Sligo Leitrim, the seventh count is underway, with Labour’s Nesa Cosgrove’s votes now being distributed.Independent Mary O’Donnell, Renua’s Oisin O’Dwyer, Aontu’s Dr Ann Mc Closkey, Independent Paul Mc Weeney and Independent Bernie O’Hara were all eliminated earlier.Sinn Fein’s Martin Kenny is still the only TD elected, Independent Marian Harkin and Fianna Fail’s Marc Mc Sharry are still some way off the quota, but well placed to take the next two seats.The fourth seat will see a fight between Fianna Fail’s Eamon Scanlon, Fine Gael’s Frank Feighan and Fine Gael’s Thomas Clarke.*************************O7.50As discussions move towards who will form the next government, informal discussions between parties have already begun.Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin says he will speak to everyone, including Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald.However, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insists he will stand by Fine Gael’s commitment not to enter into coalition with Sinn Fein……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/08varadkar2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – February 10, 2020 Facebook 18:59Thomas Pringle, Charlie McConalogue and Joe McHugh have been elected to the 33rd Dail.Long standing TD and former MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has lost out on a seat and will not be returning to the next Dail.18:27While awaiting the final declaration, indications are that Pat the Cope Gallagher may lose his seat.Fianna Fáil tallies are suggesting the final three seats belong to Charlie McConalogue, Thomas Pringle and Joe McHugh.18:08It looks as though no party will get more than 40 seats in the general election.Fianna Fáil has suffered a number of losses today that has hurt their chances of leading the next government.Fianna Fáil need everything to fall their way to hit the 40 mark.Sinn Féin will finish with 37 TDs – a 15 seat gain.While Fine Gael is going to be somewhere in the mid 30s.It means there could be as little as two seats between the two largest parties – and that even a Fianna Fail/Sinn Fein coalition might not command a Dáil majority.On the back of it Mary Lou McDonald has said she believes she can be Taoiseach and has started talking to other parties about supporting her.There’s about 25 seats still to fill, and they could influence negotiations over the next few weeks very significantly.18:06In the Sligo Leitrim constituency, the 12th count is underway.Marian Harkin, Marc MacSharry, Eamon Scanlon, Frankie Feighan, Thomas Walsh and Declan Bree are all still in the race.17:38Counting continues this evening with the 9th count underway.Independent John O’Donnell has been eliminated. Previous articlePodcast – DL Debate Ep 1Next articleThomas Pringle, Charlie McConalogue and Joe McHugh elected to Dail News Highland Google+ Fianna Fail Councillor Ciaran Brogan says he is confident that his party will hold onto their two seats in Donegal in the form of Pat the Cope Gallagher and Charlie McConalogue.However, he says Brexit has been a deflection of the real issues on the ground:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/brogan5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.16:19Things are heating up in the Aura Leisure Centre as 5 candidates are now vying for the remaining 3 seats.Fine Gael candidate Martin Harley has been eliminated from the race on the 7th count.His transfers are now being counted. WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Peter Casey  Ind – 1.4%Pearse Doherty  SF- 18.7%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 4.6%Martin Harley  FG – 1.1%Padraig Mac Lochlainn  SF – 23.4%Charlie McConalogue  FF- 10.7%Niall McConnell  Ind  – 0.7%Arthur McGuinness  Ind  –  0.1%Joe McHugh  FG  – 15.7%John O’Donnell  Ind  –  10.9%Thomas Pringle  Ind  –  3.3%Mary T Sweeney  Aontu  – 5.8%Michael White  Green  –  3.6%**************************Sinn Fein Cllr Gary Doherty was the party’s third candidate in 2016, when Sinn fein lost a seat in Donegal.He told Catherine Gaffney he’s confident the party will take two seats, but it’s unclear what will happen after that…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/garydocge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, poll topper Pearse Doherty is also Sinn Fein Director of Elections nationally.He says there is an appetite for change, and his party leader will be entering into discussions on that basis……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/pearsge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook **********************Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin is softening his stance on the possibility of his party entering into coalition with Sinn Fein, having previously ruled it out completely.Today, he said he would have to reflect on the outcome of the election, and take into account what the people have said.However, he stressed there is still a major gulf between the two parties………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18martin-elex.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.His Fianna Fail colleague Robert Troy says discussions need to be held with all parties on government formation………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/17troy-fiannafail.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.************************The first TD elected in the country was Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh O’Leary in Cork South Central, with his party colleague Johnny Guirke elected in Meath East.*****************The Green Party in Donegal say they will run candidates in every electoral area in Donegal in four years time, after securing 2.14% of the vote in Donegal this time out.Michael White secured 1,646 votes, almost 1,000 more than Paula Flanagan in 2016.Party member Conal Boyle says this is building the structure for a stronger showing in the future……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/conalgreen.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ *************************Final Tall in Full -Peter Casey  Ind – 1,142      1.5%Pearse Doherty  SF-  20,909    27.1%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF –   7,523     9.7%Martin Harley  FG –   3,034    3.9%Padraig Mac Lochlainn  SF –    13,804    17.9%Charlie McConalogue  FF-    8,322       10.8%Niall McConnell  Ind  –     565    0.7%Arthur McGuinness  Ind  –      61   0.1%Joe McHugh  FG  –    7,614      9.9%John O’Donnell  Ind  –     4,741     6.1%Thomas Pringle  Ind  –      5,459        7.1%Mary T Sweeney  Aontu  –    2,373       3.1%Michael White  Green  –     1,646     2.1%Breaking News – Both Sinn Fein candidates are set to be elected on the First Count in Donegal.An initial constituency-wide tally gives Pearse Doherty 20,990 votes, 27.1% of all votes cast in the constituency, while Padraig Mac Lochlainn who lost his seat in 2016 now looking to return with 13,804 votes, 17.9% of all votes cast.Of the other outgoing TDs Charlie McConalogue (FF) is on 8,322, JoeMc Hugh (FG) is on 7613, Pat The Cope Gallagher (FF) is on 7,523 and Independent Thomas Pringle is on 5,459.************************Tallies are now coming in from the Donegal Electoral Area, but nothing yet from the Glenties area, the heartland of both Pearse Doherty and Pat the Cope Gallagher.These are the Donegal tallies, with the overall percentages in brackets beside them.Peter Casey  Ind – 1%  (1.72)Pearse Doherty  SF- 28.1%  (18)Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 4.7%  (5)Martin Harley  FG – 8%  (2.5%)Padraig Mac Lochlainn  SF – 2.5%  (23.87)Charlie McConalogue  FF- 2.3%  (15)Niall McConnell  Ind  – 0.5%  (.75)Arthur McGuinness  Ind  –  0.1%  (.01)Joe McHugh  FG  – 7.4%  (11.5)John O’Donnell  Ind  –  0.6%  (7.74)Thomas Pringle  Ind  –  31.2%  (7.86)Mary T Sweeney  Aontu  – 2%  (3.25)Michael White  Green  –  1.6%  (2.54)*************************In the Sligo Leitrim constituency, which encompasses parts of South Donegal, Sligo tallies have been completed with Martin Kenny leading for Sinn Féin on 18%, closely followed by Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry 15% and his Fianna Fáil colleague Eamon Scanlon on 14%.Independent Candidate Marian Harkin is polling at 12%, as well as FG Cllr Thomas Walsh on 12%. It’s expected to be a tough battle, with Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan still considered to be in the mix, with boxes in Leitrim and North Roscommon currently being tallied, a key battle ground for him.Sources at the count centre in the Sligo Park Hotel say it could be 8pm or 9pm tonight before we have a first count.*************************Nationally, a number of government Ministers look set to lose their seats as Sinn Féin candidates are surging across the country.Independents Shane Ross and Katherine Zappone both look set to lose their seats in Dublin Rathdown and Dublin South West.Regina Doherty is likely to be edged out in Meath East.While Junior Ministers also likely to lose out – Andrew Doyle in Wicklow, one of Paul Kehoe or Michael D’Arcy in Wexford, Damien English in Meath West too. Ciaran Cannon in Galway East is vulnerable.Sinn Féin is going to top the poll in a number of constituencies and a number of candidates who lost their council seats just 7 months ago look set to enter the Dail.Mairead Farrell in Galway West, Johnny Mythen in Wexford and Sorca Clarke in Longford Westmeath among them.Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil looking like they’re going to be battling for the final seat in a lot of areas as the Sinn Fein wave takes over.**************************Final tally percentages from the Letterkenny area – ****************************Final percentage from Inishowen tallies -Peter Casey  Ind – 3%Pearse Doherty  SF- 12.4%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 0.7%Martin Harley  FG – 0.8%Padraig Mac Lochlainn  SF – 39.6%Charlie McConalogue  FF- 27.6%Niall McConnell  Ind  – 1%Arthur McGuinness  Ind  –  0.2%Joe McHugh  FG  – 8.1%John O’Donnell  Ind  –  0.7%Thomas Pringle  Ind  –  1.2%Mary T Sweeney  Aontu  – 2.3%Michael White  Green  –  2.5%****************************Rough tallies with boxes opened in Inishowen, and parts of Letterkenny and Fanad.center_img Peter Casey  Ind – 1,142      1.5%Pearse Doherty  SF-  20,909    27.1%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF –   7,523     9.7%Martin Harley  FG –   3,034    3.9%Padraig Mac Lochlainn  SF –    13,804    17.9%Charlie McConalogue  FF-    8,322       10.8%Niall McConnell  Ind  –     565    0.7%Arthur McGuinness  Ind  –      61   0.1%Joe McHugh  FG  –    7,614      9.9%John O’Donnell  Ind  –     4,741     6.1%Thomas Pringle  Ind  –      5,459        7.1%Mary T Sweeney  Aontu  –    2,373       3.1%Michael White  Green  –     1,646     2.1%Remember, this is a rolling update, scroll down for audio clips and much more detail which emerged as today’s events unfolded.************************Independent Candidate John O’Donnell has conceded that he will not get a seat this time around, but says he will build on this campaign and contest the next General Election, whenever that may be.He told Greg Hughes and John McAteer that from a national point of view, he would like to see Sinn Fein in government to implement its manifesto………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/jod2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It looks like the fight for the final seat in Donegal will be between Pat the Cope Gallagher and Thomas Pringle.Former Cllr John Campbell is a key member of Thomas Pringle’s team, he says it’s too close to call…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020camp.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A Donegal Fianna Fail Councillor says it may be time for a change of leadership in the party.Cllr Martin McDermott, a poll topper in Inishowen in the 2019 local elections, says it’s clear that the Confidence and Supply agreement badly hit his party, and change is needed………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mmd2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.*  This page is being updated regularly, keep scrolling down for more. Remember, a live feed from the count at the Aura Leisure Centre is available on Highland Radio’s Facebook page ‘highlandhub’, and also Twitter @highlandradio and other Social Media.**************************Outgoing Minister Joe McHugh has reiterated that his party will not go into coalition with Sinn Fein, despite Mary Lou McDonald’s party’s stong national performance, nowhere more strongly than in Donegal, where they are set to top the poll with both candidates elected on the first count.Speaking to Greg Hughes a short time ago, Minister McHugh acknowledged that Fine Gael faced an uphill struggle this time around………………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/joemchu2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, Independent Peter Casey says his campaign couldn’t have been worse………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/casey2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. *************************Monday 07.0082 seats remain to be filled as general election counting resumes across the country, three of them in Donegal.78 out of 160 TDs have been elected to the 33rd Dail.29 of them are Sinn Fein, Fianna Fail have secured 16, while Fine Gael are on 14.Elsewhere, 8 Independents have been elected, 5 from the Green Party, while the Social Democrats and SOL/PBP have two each.Labour and Aontu sit on one each.As counting gets back underway, some parties have endured some high-profile losses.Fine Gael have lost both a Minister and Junior Minister in Regina Doherty and Mary Mitchell O’Connor.Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross lost his seat, while Fianna Fail’s Lisa Chambers was eliminated in Mayo.Former Labour Tánaiste Joan Burton, Solidarity’s Ruth Coppinger have also lost their seats.*  This page is being updated regularly, keep scrolling down for more. Remember, a live feed from the count at the Aura Leisure Centre is available on the Highland Radio News and Sport Facebook page, Twitter @highlandradio and other Social Media.**************************00.30 – The counting of votes in the Donegal constituency has seen the distribution of Pearse Doherty’s surplus of over 8,000 votes, with the count now suspended until 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.The third count will see the distribution of Padraig Mac Lochlainn’s surplus. Four outgoing deputies are now in the mix for the last three seats, with one of them set to lose their seat.Charlie McConalogue (FF) is on 8,871, Pat the Cope Gallagher (FF) on 8,661, Thomas Pringle on 8,270 and Joe McHugh on 8,093.In Sligo Leitrim, the second count saw the distribution of Martin Kenny’s surplus of almost 3,000 votes. Marian Harkin (Ind) is now on 7,462, Marc McSharry (FF) on 7,182, while three candidates are battling it out for the fourth seat.Eamon Scanlon (FF) is on 6,355, Frankie Feighan (FG) on 5,457, and Thomas Walsh (FG) is in 4,809)Counting has been suspended until Monday morning.******************Pat the Cope Gallagher believes he is still very much in the mix…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cope2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Independent Thomas Pringle is in the hunt for the final seat, he says he will never engage in the auction politics that he says has charactised some independents.He believes he is very much in the mix for the last seat………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/tpringle2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.As the distribution of Pearse Doherty’s surplus, the remaining candidates are watching what happens with interest.One of them is Charlie McConalogue, who is expected to be returned. It’s a very different story to his poll topping performance in 2016.He says he never expected to replicate that………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/charlmcc2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.*  This page is being updated regularly, keep scrolling down for more. Remember, a live feed from the count at the Aura Leisure Centre is available on Highland Radio’s Facebook page ‘highlandhub’, and also Twitter @highlandradio and other Social Media.*******************************Pearse Doherty and Padraig Mac Lochlainn have been elected to Dail Eireann on the first count in Donegal, with an unprecedented share of the first preference vote in the Donegal constituency. The tallies were extremely accurate, as the figures show.Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny has been elected in Sligo-Leitrim with 15,035 first preference votes.The quota was just over 12,000.Fianna Fáil’s Mark MacSharry is still in the running alongside former TD and MEP Marian Harkin.There could be a battle under the way between either Fine Gael’s Frank Feighen or Thomas Walsh and Fianna Fáil’s Eamon Scanlon.*************************Note – We are still awaiting a first count announcement, with suggestions that it will be at 9 o’clock tonight. Here’s a reminder of the final tally, which we have had for several hours at this point. Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joe McHugh is banking on distributions from Martin Harley and Independent John O’Donnell to get him past the post:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/joeweb-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.15:35Nationally, it’s been a tough day for Fianna Fáil as counting continues in the general election.The party is missing out on seats and second seats across the country that could have a huge impact on formation talks for the next government.It’s lost seats in Roscommon Galway, Dublin Midwest, Kildare North, Kildare South and Wexford.While Timmy Dooley looks set to lose his seat in Clare though that will be taken by his Fianna Fail running mate Cathal Crowe.The party also lost a battle for a third seat in Carlow Kilkenny with sitting TD Bobby Aylward losing out to the Green Party’s Malcolm Noonan.Alan Kelly has taken a seat in Tipperary on what’s looking like a bad day for Labour.15:11Aontu Candidate Mary T Sweeney has been eliminated on the sixth count following the distribution of Green Party candidate Michael White’s votes.Her 3,600 votes will now be distributed among the remaining six candidates in the race for the last 3 seats in the constituency.14:39The 9th count is underway in the Sligo Leitrim Constituency with the Independent Sean Wynne’s votes being distributed.The top three as it stands is Independent Marian Harkin is on 8,502 votes followed by Fianna Fail candidate Marc MacSharry on 7,733 and fellow party member Eamon Scanlon on 7,186.14:12Counting at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny is continuing this afternoon.Green Party candidate Michael White has just been eliminated on the 5th count following the distribution of Peter Casey’s votes.Seven candidates remain in the race for the last 3 seats in the Donegal constituency.13:16Independent Peter Casey has been eliminated on the 4th count in the Donegal constituency.Following the distribution of Arthur McGuinness and Niall McConnell’s votes no candidate has reached the quota to take one of the remaining seats.The distribution of Peter Casey’s votes will now get underway.12.16As the counting of General Election votes cast in Donegal continues at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny, the third count has been completed.This involved the distribution of Padraig Mac Lochlainn’s votes. The count saw no-one elected, and the elimination of Independents Arthur McGuinness and Niall McConnell. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Peter Casey  Ind – 1.1%Pearse Doherty  SF- 9.9%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 3.3%Martin Harley  FG – 1.1%Padraig Mac Lochlainn  SF – 23.6%Charlie McConalogue  FF- 14%Niall McConnell  Ind  – 0.4%Arthur McGuinness  Ind  –  0.1%Joe McHugh  FG  – 20%John O’Donnell  Ind  –  21.9%Thomas Pringle  Ind  –  0.6%Mary T Sweeney  Aontu  – 2.9%Michael White  Green  –  1%***********************Outgoing Health Minister Simon Harris says when votes are counted, Fine Gael may have no option but to form a grand coalition with FF………………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/11harrisge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.His party colleague Heather Humphries says despite the exit poll result – her party will NOT form a government with Sinn Fein…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/11humphriesge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Fianna Fail Director of Elections Dara Calleary says the party appears to be doing better in the regions, but acknowledges they have some major battles ahead………………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/11collearyge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Counting is getting under way across the country as ballot boxes are opened.Don’t forget there’s a live feed from the Donegal count in the Aura Leisure Centre on Facebook, and regular updates across social media.**********************Counting of votes cast in Donegal takes place at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.Nationally, an exit poll suggests it will be a three way tie between Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.The Ipsos MRBI exit poll for RTE and the Irish Times says the three largest parties are all on 22 per cent support.When it comes to seats that’s likely to leave Sinn Féin in the low 30s given they only ran 42 candidates.Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will both likely end up somewhere in the 40sWhat it means is a titanic battle for the final seats in constituencies across the country and transfers will be absolutely crucial. 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Math teacher visits student’s front porch for some homework help

first_imgCourtesy Josh Anderson(MADISON, S.D.) — A South Dakota teacher is getting praise for going above and beyond to help a student with her math homework after schools switched to virtual learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.Chris Waba, a sixth grade math teacher in Madison, South Dakota, said he had been emailing back and forth with a student to help her figure out a problem after a lesson he taught by Zoom earlier that day.When the student, Rylee Anderson, 12, told him in an email that she was still struggling with the problem, Waba, a 27-year teaching veteran, grabbed a whiteboard he’d taken home with him from his classroom and walked to her front door.“We had really tried to work through it digitally, but you can just tell when you need to do something else,” Waba told “Good Morning America.” I had the whiteboard that I brought home, and I just said, ‘I’ll be over in a couple of minutes.’”Waba is a neighbor and very close friend of Rylee’s family, so he only had to walk a few doors down to reach her. He spent about 15 minutes kneeling outside the front door and drawing on the whiteboard while Rylee stood safely inside.The moment was captured on camera by Rylee’s parents. Rylee’s dad, Josh Anderson, the head football coach at Dakota State University, posted the photo on Twitter, where it quickly went viral.“He’s just a really good teacher and really good person,” Anderson said. “[Rylee] was shocked he came over, but she was happy to get it done and over with because she was very frustrated to not have the answers or the help that she needed.”Schools in Madison switched to virtual learning nearly three weeks ago, according to Waba. He said the move has been an adjustment for teachers like himself as well as for students.“When teachers go into the business, it’s because they like to teach and be around the kids,” he said. “For us now to turn into a virtual classroom, probably the biggest love of what our job is about isn’t our job anymore. It’s not the same as being in the classroom and interacting with class.”Waba also stressed that there are teachers around the country going above and beyond for their students in this unprecedented time.“I’m not one on an island,” he said. “There are thousands and thousands of teachers going the extra mile for their kids.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Richfield High School Girls Basketball Star Passion Reitz Signs With Snow College

first_imgApril 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Richfield High School Girls Basketball Star Passion Reitz Signs With Snow College Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-Thursday, Richfield High School multi-sport star athlete Passion Reitz signed with Snow College women’s basketball.Reitz, a star guard, filled up the stat sheet for the Wildcats during her decorated career.For her career at Richfield High School, Reitz averaged 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game.This past season, Reitz was the Wildcats’ second leading scorer, averaging 10.7 points per contest. She also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.2 steals per game for Richfield as the Wildcats placed third at the 3-A state championship tournament in February at Salt Lake Community College.Despite being only 5-3, Reitz is an explosive athlete and has starred in volleyball, basketball and track and field for the Wildcats during her career. Tags: Passion Reitz Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Former landlord launches outsourced tenant checking

first_imgHome » News » Former landlord launches outsourced tenant checking previous nextProducts & ServicesFormer landlord launches outsourced tenant checkingTenant Checkers covers south of England at the moment and is based on home interviews of prospective tenants.Nigel Lewis11th May 20170748 Views A service that offers an outsourced tenant checking and vetting service to landlords and agents has launched, claiming to offer a “revolutionary” new service which goes beyond standard credit check services.Agents from Tenant Checkers visit prospective tenants in their homes to get an “in-depth understanding” of them including an accurate pictures of their current financial circumstances, how they treat their current accommodation, whether they some and if they have pets or even sub-let, the Penryn-based company says.“Until now, the only way to reference a tenant has been with a credit check and employer or landlord reference,” says founder Peter Owen (pictured, above).“This is not sufficient for those who want the peace of mind that their tenant will look after the property and pay their rent on time.”“One of our highly-experienced agents will interview the prospective tenant in their current accommodation and compile a report and feedback on the outcome of the meeting. This is an excellent way to tell whether the tenant has been entirely truthful about their circumstances.”Written reportPeter says once the interview has been completed, the landlord or agent will be sent a detailed written report about the tenant.Peter says his business was born out of his own experiences as a landlord and that he felt referencing checks at the time were not comprehensive enough.Tenant Checkers claims 40,000 tenants were evicted in the UK last year, and that property damage costs totalled £5.4 billion every year.The company’s Tenant Home Interview Service is only available in the South of England at the moment.Peter Owen tenant checkers tenant referencing May 11, 2017Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Chancellor to review business rate system

first_imgNew Chancellor Rishi Sunak is planning to announce a major review of the controversial business rate system in tomorrow’s Budget, it can be revealed.Business rates have come under heavy fire in recent years, with rates often higher than shop rentals – and the move to online retailing has highlighted the huge tax being paid by struggling retailers.It’s been a double whammy for commercial estate agents, losing letting fees on empty shops while at the same time paying huge rate bills on their own high street offices.The review is likely to focus on replacing business rates with a property land tax, though any changes would not be immediate. There is likely to be a package of short-term measures in the Budget to help small and medium-sized businesses, who are also being hit by scares over the coronavirus.NAEA and ARLA recently wrote a joint letter to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy calling for a review of business rates, and for the existing small business retail discount to be extended to estate and letting agents.“Over the last five years agents in both sales and lettings have incurred increased costs due to ever increasing legislation and regulation,” they said.“The increased costs associated with operating in the sector, coupled with liability for business rates which others on the high street are not subject to, are forcing agents to close their public-facing high street agencies.”They said that one member had told them the amount they were paying in business rates was greater than their annual profit.“As is the case for high street retailers, the increase in costs faced by high street agents is compounded by the rise of online agents. Those online agencies face lower costs, squeezing agents with a physical presence on the high street out of the market,” they added.“Should estate and letting agents continue to leave the high street, not only will communities be faced with more empty premises and lack of services, but tenants, in particular, who rely on agents to manage their properties will lose vital relationships.”An inquiry into the business rate system was launched in 2019 by parliament’s Treasury Select Committee. It’s then chairman, MP Nicky Morgan, said: “Many high street businesses are struggling to remain competitive. It has been estimated that 10,000 shops will close this year. Unless action is taken, closures could continue and job losses may soar.“Business Rates can represent a substantial financial burden on the high street.”  Budget 2020 online estate agencies business rates death of the high street March 9, 2020Richard ReedWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Chancellor to review business rate system previous nextRegulation & LawChancellor to review business rate systemIs the high street about to be saved? A major review of the controversial business rate system is likely in tomorrow’s Budget.Richard Reed9th March 20200869 Viewslast_img read more

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