Nine indicted for radio journalist Jean Dominique’s murder 14 years ago

first_img June 11, 2019 Find out more News HaïtiAmericas Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice News Reporters Without Borders responds with a mix of satisfaction and prudence to the news that nine people were indicted on 18 January in connection with Radio Haïti Inter owner Jean Dominique’s April 2000 shooting murder, in which the radio station’s security guard, Jean-Claude Louissaint, was also killed.“We welcome this major judicial step, one that was quite unexpected after years of paralysis and impunity in a case that was handled successively by seven investigating judges,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The investigation was relaunched on 8 May 2013 when former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who is reportedly linked to the nine accused, was questioned as a witness. The different degrees of responsibility must now be established with precision on the basis of the depositions of these nine people. Everyone’s cooperation is needed for this case to proceed. The truth must finally emerge, 14 years after Dominique’s murder.“Like SOS Journaliste, we urge the authorities to do take the necessary steps to ensure that Myrlande Lubérisse appears in court in Haiti. A former senator for Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas party, she is named in Judge Yvikel Dabrésil’s report as the person who ordered Dominique’s murder. The authorities in the United States, where she now resides, should authorize her extradition if required.”The indictments that Judge Dabrésil passed to the Port-au-Prince appeal court on 18 January also named former Port-au-Prince deputy mayor Harold Sévère and former Lavalas organizer and Vaudou priestess Anne “Sò Ann” Augustin, as well as alleged henchmen Frantz “Franco” Camille, Toussaint Mercidieu, Mérité Milien, Dimsley “Ti Lou” Milien (now dead, according to some sources), Jeudi “Guimy” Jean-Daniel and Markington Michel.The last three escaped from prison in February 2005 after two years in detention.The Dominique murder case has been politically very sensitive because of the alleged links to the polarizing figure of Aristide, who returned to Haiti in March 2011 after years in exile. Some of the depositions taken by judges and incorporated into the 18 January report, including the deposition of former Aristide security chief Oriel Jean, support the theory that Aristide himself ordered Dominique’s murder because he posed a obstacle to Aristide’s return to power. Help by sharing this information Organisation October 11, 2019 Find out more HaïtiAmericas to go furthercenter_img News January 20, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nine indicted for radio journalist Jean Dominique’s murder 14 years ago Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Receive email alerts Follow the news on Haïti Another journalist murdered in Haiti RSF_en News November 14, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Is Homeownership Living Up to Its Potential?

first_img Is Homeownership Living Up to Its Potential? Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily July 9, 2018 1,444 Views  Print This Post Tagged with: First American Homebuyers Homeowners Homeownership Homes HOUSING Millennials Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock First American Homebuyers Homeowners Homeownership Homes HOUSING Millennials 2018-07-09 Krista Franks Brock Previous: Fannie Weighs in on Homebuyer Sentiments Next: The Consumers vs. Home Prices in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The homeownership rate is not living up to its full potential, or so says the First American Homeownership Progress Index, released on Monday. Demand for owning a home grew one percent over the year in 2017, according to the index. However, “the actual homeownership rate underperformed potential demand by almost 9 percent,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American.To examine the cause of this mismatch, First American reviewed “critical lifestyle, societal and economic trends that influence the likelihood of renting or owning a home,” Fleming explained. The current gap in potential demand versus actual demand can largely be attributed to lifestyle trends among young Americans. The millennial generation is pursuing higher education in larger numbers than previous generations and is delaying getting married and having children. All of these factors impact a person’s likelihood of owning a home, according to the report. “Homeownership is strongly correlated with marriage, and millennials are getting married later than earlier generations,” Fleming said. In fact, the rate is 30 percent higher among married couples than other types of households. Fleming pointed out that the median age for men and women entering a first marriage was about seven years more in 2016 than in 1960. Similarly, the rate is higher among households with children, although the difference is not as drastic. The homeownership rate is 5.4 percent higher for households with two children than for households with no children. It jumps another percentage higher for households with three or more children. However, millennials are doing something that correlates strongly with owning a home, and that’s pursuing education. “While important lifestyle decisions, such as marriage or owning a home, appear to take place later in life for millennials, they are getting educated in unprecedented numbers,” Fleming said. “As educational attainment levels increase, we can expect homeownership rates to eventually grow as well.” Not only is there a correlation between education and homeownership, but it has grown over time. “The impact of education in relation to homeownership has nearly doubled in 10 years,” Fleming said. The difference in homeownership rate between those with a college degree and those with no high school diploma was 11 percent in 1997. In 2017, the difference was 20.5 percent. Fleming suggested, “it is reasonable to expect homeownership rates to grow as millennials continue to make important decisions, including attaining an education and, later in life, getting married and buying a home.”“However,” he added, “the question remains: as millions of millennials look to purchase their first homes, will the housing market provide enough homes for them?” First American pointed out the states with the most growth in potential homeownership demand in 2017 were Indiana (2.6 percent), Oklahoma (2.4 percent), Georgia (2.4 percent), South Carolina (2.2 percent), and Arizona (1.9 percent). A few states experienced declines in potential homeownership demand in 2017, including Nebraska (-1.3 percent), Alaska (-0.8 percent), and Minnesota (-0.11 percent). Home / Daily Dose / Is Homeownership Living Up to Its Potential? Subscribelast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 3/10

first_imgMarch 10, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/10 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballNon-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Dallin Stewart, Will Robinson and Gavin Brown had 2 RBI apiece for the Richfield Wildcats as they routed the Manti Templars 14-4 in non-region baseball action Wednesday. Max Robinson earned the win on the mound for the Wildcats, who overcame a 4-0 deficit with 14 consecutive runs to seal the victory in 5 innings. Jax Parry had 2 RBI in defeat for the Templars.FILLMORE, Utah-Davis Bracken posted 3 RBI and the Enterprise Wolves humbled Millard 20-12 Wednesday. Peyton Rasmussen and Danny Garcia had 2 RBI apiece in defeat for the Eagles.SoftballNon-RegionFILLMORE, Utah-Star Moon and Halle Hutchings each homered as the Beaver Beavers got past Millard 14-8 in non-region softball action Wednesday. Darion Maxfield homered and Jaydee Cain had 4 RBI in defeat for the Eagles.JUNCTION, Utah-The Milford Tigers outgunned Piute 32-17 Wednesday in non-region softball action. Taylor Leyland had 6 RBI in defeat for the Thunderbirds.MANTI, Utah-Rylee Jarvis and Katie Larsen each homered and the Manti Templars waxed Lehi 11-5 Wednesday in non-region softall action. Sadie Cox added 2 RBI in victory for Manti. Jamisyn Heaton went yard for the Class 5-A Pioneers in the loss.GUNNISON, Utah-Raven Pickett homered and amassed 9 RBI as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs stonewalled Richfield 20-8 in non-region softball action Wednesday. Rilee Dyreng had 4 RBI in the win for Gunnison Valley in a complementary role. Sydney Kutson homered in defeat for the Wildcats.Boys SoccerRegion 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Kordell Morgan and Jake Hyatt each scored as the Richfield Wildcats outlasted Emery 8-7 in a shootout in Region 12 boys soccer action Wednesday. Beau Cook and Jesus Ayulla also found the net for the Spartans in defeat.Region 14MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Brady Jacobsen scored twice and the North Sanpete Hawks doubled up Union Wednesday in Region 14 boys soccer action. Dante Lowe and Beau Jacobsen combined on the win in the net for the Hawks.LINDON, Utah-Alex Cannon posted a hat trick and the Maeser Prep Lions humbled Juab 5-3 in Region 14 boys soccer action Wednesday. Ryker Richards netted a hat trick himself in defeat for the Wasps.Non-RegionDELTA, Utah-Rider Rogers and Braiden Gonder each foud the net ad the Delta Rabbits stymied South Summit 2-0 in non-region boys soccer action Wednesday. Walker Carroll earned the shutout for the Rabbits.BEAVER, Utah-Jonathan Webb and Alex Montoya both scored and the Beaver Beavers got past South Sevier 2-1 Wednesday in non-region boys soccer action. Blake Vellinga had a goal in defeat for the Rams.center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

Leadership is about emotion

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet that everyone on your list reaches you on an emotional level.This ability to reach people in a way that transcends the intellectual and rational is the mark of a great leader. They all have it. They inspire us. It’s a simple as that. And when we’re inspired we tap into our best selves and deliver amazing work.So, can this ability to touch and inspire people be learned? No and yes. The truth is that not everyone can lead, and there is no substitute for natural talent. Honestly, I’m more convinced of this now – I’m in reality about the world of work and employee engagement. But for those who fall somewhat short of being a natural born star (which is pretty much MANY of us), leadership skills can be acquired, honed and perfected. And when this happens your chances of engaging your talent increases from the time they walk into your culture. continue reading »last_img read more

State parks offer Arbor Day activities

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A tree giveaway, identification hike, painting events and more are just some of the ways Hoosiers can celebrate Arbor Day this year at Indiana State Parks.Indiana recognizes Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, although some state park events will take place on Saturday, April 28. Learn tree identification during a hike at Versailles State Park at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The park’s naturalist will lead the hike, which is rated as moderate. Participants are encouraged to bring a field guide and wear hiking boots. Brown County State Park is hosting two events. From 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday, visitors can watch award-winning local artist Patricia Bartels paint en plein air. Bartels will set up at an overlook near the fire tower. Stop by and learn about the painting method that helped make Brown County famous. Chain O’Lakes State Park in Albion is hosting “A is for Arbor Day” at 10 a.m. on Friday. Visitors can learn to plant and care for trees. Each participant will go home with a tree to plant, as supplies last. The historic Stanley Schoolhouse will host stories, crafts and hands-on activities for children.center_img A free, all-ages painting workshop to celebrate Arbor Day at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Call 812-849-3534 or email interpretive naturalist Wyatt Williams at [email protected] to reserve a spot. The 33rd annual Spring Wildflower Foray will take place in Brown County April 27 through 29. Programs will be offered at natural areas throughout the county that feature spring ephemerals. The state park is hosting hikes at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Call 812-988-5240 for more information.last_img read more

Portraits capture pets’ appeal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant OWNER: Robyn Feeley ESTABLISHED: 2003 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: Fun and whimsical pastel pet portraits of your furry friends from your favorite photographs. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? During my first art show, I sold a dog portrait. My second sale that day was a commission for another dog portrait. The light bulb went on, and thus my pet portrait business began. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? Watching the reactions of my guests and the request for their own pet portraits. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Three months WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I developed my Web site, researched the local animal/pet market, created a body of work to sell at art shows and animal expos and advertised in local papers. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? About $5,000 from personal finances. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Fellow artists and my dad. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? Logo design opportunities for pet-related businesses and the opportunity to work with animal rescue, and just how far the market spreads – all across the country. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $35,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To spend more time outside the Los Angeles and Southern California market, and to do workshops with children in a new art studio in Topanga. My first workshop will be working with California wildlife, and I’ll have the children participate in the art, putting on and marketing a gallery show. I also want to donate a percentage of sales to the nature of Wildworks Animal Sanctuary. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Bungalow Art BUSINESS ADDRESS: 20964 Colina Drive, Topanga PHONE: (310) 455-7744 WEB SITE: last_img read more