Journalist kidnapped and killed

first_imgNews May 29, 2019 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific The body of journalist Ambika Timsina was found on 12 December near the village of Pathari, in the southeastern province of Koshi.  He had been shot and beaten. The previous day, eight masked men had kidnapped him from his home, saying they wanted to “settle a few things” with him.Noting suspicions that the kidnappers were Maoist rebels, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called today on the rebels to stop attacking media workers and called for the killers to be arrested and tried.Timsina, 26, who was soon to be married, had worked for the pro-Maoist weeklies Janadesh and Mahima but decided to surrender to security forces after a state of emergency was declared in November 2001.  He and his father had been amnestied and Timsina wanted to continue working in the region.Friend of Timsina said the killers may have been Maoists who suspected him of being an informer for the security forces and had punished him for supposed treachery.  In August, the rebels killed Nawaraj “Basant” Sharma, founder and editor of the weekly Karnali Sandesh, in the extreme west of Nepal.Reporters Without Borders said in a report in March on press freedom in Nepal that under the state of emergency the Maoists, who since 1996 had executed dozens of members of the ruling Congress Party and more recently human rights activists, might now target journalists they accused of collaborating with the government, especially reporters working in the provinces. RSF_en Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific center_img News to go further June 8, 2020 Find out more News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News Follow the news on Nepal December 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist kidnapped and killed Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Zombie Foreclosures Decline Quarterly, Annually

first_img Foreclosures RealtyTrac Zombie Foreclosures 2014-10-29 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The number of “zombie” foreclosures in the U.S. declined both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year in the third quarter of 2014, according to RealtyTrac’s Q3 2014 Zombie Foreclosure Report released today.Zombie properties, which are residential properties in the process of foreclosure that have been deserted by the owner but are not yet fully foreclosed upon, totaled 117,298 nationwide in Q3, according to RealtyTrac. This was a decline of 17 percent from Q2 2014 (141,406) and of 23 percent from Q3 2013 (152,033). Zombie properties comprised 18 percent of all active foreclosures in the U.S. in Q3. Most of these zombie properties will likely end up as short sales, foreclosure auction sales, or bank-owned (REO) sales. Zombie properties accounted for about 18 percent of all active foreclosures in Q3 2014, according to RealtyTrac.”The most effective preventative vaccine for the blight caused by vacant, abandoned foreclosures has proven to be a short and efficient foreclosure process,” said Daren Blomquist, VP at RealtyTrac. “Absent that, the best antidote for a zombie foreclosure infestation is a pro-active land bank program like that in Cleveland and more recently Chicago designed to aggressively take possession of vacant foreclosures and rehab or demolish them. Meanwhile, markets with lengthy and lengthening foreclosure timelines have unintentionally created a zombie foreclosure breeding ground. As we see a backlog of delayed distress finally hit the foreclosure pipeline in some of those markets, the problem is coming more to light.”The number of zombie foreclosures declined year-over-year in 33 states and in 152 out of 212 metropolitan areas (60 percent) with a population of more than 200,000 in Q3, according to RealtyTrac. The state that saw the biggest year-over-year decline was Missouri, at 73 percent, followed by Virginia (59 percent), California (56 percent), Massachusetts (46 percent), New Hampshire (45percent), and Illinois (44 percent).The metro area with the largest drop in zombie foreclosures from Q3 2013 to Q3 2014 was Portland, Oregon, at 53 percent. Cleveland, Phoenix, and Boston each saw a decline of 52 percent, and zombie foreclosures fell by 51 percent year-over-year in Jacksonville, Florida, RealtyTrac reported.Of the 16 states that saw a year-over-year increase zombie foreclosures for Q3, New Jersey led the way with 75 percent, followed by North Carolina (65 percent), Oklahoma (37 percent), New York (30 percent), and Alabama (29 percent), according to RealtyTrac. The five metro areas that experienced the largest year-over-year increase in zombie foreclosures were Trenton, New Jersey (106 percent), Atlantic City, New Jersey (98 percent), Rochester, New York (49 percent), Washington, D.C. (up 40 percent), and New York, New York (38 percent). Zombie Foreclosures Decline Quarterly, Annually Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Grant Program Creates Opportunities for Homeownership in Cincinnati Next: Allstate Appraisal, Bradford Launch Third-Party Inspection Product About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Zombie Foreclosures Decline Quarterly, Annually Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 29, 2014 1,162 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosures RealtyTrac Zombie Foreclosures The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Rising Sun chief of police dies in Wednesday crash

first_imgRising Sun, In. — A report from the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department says Rising Sun chief of police David Hewitt was killed in a crash Wednesday morning. Initial reports indicate the crash occurred at 7:20 a.m on State Road 56 near Spring Branch Road in icy conditions.The following statement was released by Rising Sun mayor Brent Bascom:It is with great sadness that I must confirm that David Hewitt, Chief of Police for Rising Sun, Indiana, passed away this morning from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident in Switzerland County, Indiana. Chief Hewitt served Southeastern Indiana for 27 years as a Police Officer for the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, the Lawrenceburg Police Department, and the Rising Sun Police Department. He became employed by Rising Sun Police Department in 1998 and was named the Chief of Police in 2004. At this time, I am ordering that all flags in the City of Rising Sun be lowered to half-staff and to remain at half-staff for a period of 27 days, one day for each year of service that Chief Hewitt gave to the citizens of our area. On behalf of the City of Rising Sun, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Chief Hewitt’s family. I ask that everyone please respect the privacy of Chief Hewitt’s family and that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragic loss. Brent T. Bascom, Mayor City of Rising Sun, Indianalast_img read more