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CAF training programme announced

Howard Lake | 23 March 2001 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has announced its Spring, Summer and Autumn workshop programme. For the first time, CAF will be working in partnership with fundraising consultancy Sandcliff, in bringing together its most comprehensive programme of workshops to date.Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has announced its Spring, Summer and Autumn workshop programme. For the first time, CAF will be working in partnership with fundraising consultancy Sandcliff, in bringing together its most comprehensive programme of workshops to date. Topics covered will include charity taxation, raising funds through payroll giving, and how to write a business plan. UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake will also be running a course on raising funds using the Internet. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read Sharing skills with CAF’s latest workshop series at Charities Aid Foundation. View UK Fundraising’s directory of training events and conferences for fundraisers. CAF training programme announced read more

Why the Dreamers won

first_imgThe Supreme Court for over 230 years has carried out the conservative goals of its creators. It has protected private property — including the “ownership” of human beings — and minimized the right of the poor to associate for united struggle. Currently, SCOTUS consists of a majority of conservative and reactionary judges, plus a few exceptions. Thus, many people were stunned that on June 18 this right-wing court stopped the Trump administration — at least temporarily — from deporting the “Dreamers.” These Dreamers are the children of migrants who crossed U.S. borders with their parents when neither had official legal permission to live and work in the U.S. An Obama-era program — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — had given the children the right to remain here. Trump rescinded DACA. “Dreamers” refers to the earlier DREAM Act, never passed, that would have protected 2 million undocumented youth from deportation.The vast majority of the Dreamers’ parents have supplied their labor — often for low wages — in the most essential sectors of the economy — farming, construction, hotel and restaurant,  plus hospital and other service work, including child care. Their children, the Dreamers, overcame poverty and language “disadvantages” (being forced to learn English) to finish school or other training.It takes a particularly vicious politician to stoop to blaming immigrants for economic problems in the U.S. It takes a xenophobic criminal like Trump to use the immigrants’ children as a scapegoat to mobilize his own racist base.Both the Dreamers and their parents deserve the right to stay in the U.S. and work, if they so choose. And they should have the right to all the benefits that workers have won here — including Social Security, unemployment compensation, medical care, etc. Equal pay and benefits inevitably would aid all labor.The SCOTUS decision — which allows the Trump administration an opening to revise its anti-immigrant tactics — was nevertheless a victory, a small step forward, important for the Dreamers.The DACA movement itself and its supporters deserve credit for carrying out the struggle over the last few years to defend the Dreamers’ interests. This includes their campaign to abolish the immigration cop gang–aka Immigration and Customs Enforcement — and to close down ICE concentration camps holding migrants and spreading COVID-19.  However, it is important to understand why even reactionary SCOTUS justices voted against Trump. Over the past month a Black Lives Matter movement has arisen 100 times stronger than before, impacting every social event. The Dreamers have been in solidarity with BLM and vice versa. This new powerful movement has swept monuments from the streets and cop shows from the airwaves. It has raised anti-racist literature to the top of the best-seller lists and put the existence of police on the list of points for debate. SCOTUS must have had this in mind as it made its decision – along with the decision earlier in the week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ2S+ workers from job discrimination.While none of the victories has yet been made permanent, the wave of unprecedented global struggle is already something that even reactionary Supreme Court justices would like to avoid drowning under.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s basketball welcomes new faces, looks to prove doubters wrong

first_imgFacebook Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU guard Desmond Bane, top, drives to the basket for a shot as he is fouled by Iowa State guard Marial Shayok, bottom, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. TCU won 92-83. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney) Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Previous articleAggravated robbery reported near campusNext articleBlanket Coverage 102 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printGuard Desmond Bane was the lone Horned Frog named to the preseason All-Big 12 tea. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoWith a roster that only has six familiar faces and many inexperienced players, questions have started to arise as to if head coach Jamie Dixon can make noise in a tough Big 12 conference.While TCU’s situation is less than ideal, Dixon is no stranger to producing wins under these circumstances.“We did it last year,” Dixon said.  “Things change. We had five guys with season-ending injuries last year.”Despite the injuries that plagued the Frogs all season, Dixon’s team fell just short of an NCAA tournament berth and fell to Texas in the NIT semifinals to end their season.With so many new faces in purple and white, TCU will look to lean on the experience of the few that have been around the block.“We’re getting great leadership from Desmond [Bane] and Kevin [Samuel],” Dixon said. “Those are our two most experienced guys.”Bane enters the season with the most expectation on his shoulders. After finishing fourth in the Big 12 last year with 15.2 points per game, the senior was named to the preseason All-Big 12 First Team and the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watchlist.“It’s good going forward, but preseason awards don’t mean too much,” Bane said. “I like to make the first team after the season’s over with, but most importantly, [I] just want to win.”Samuel is less established than Bane but still comes with high expectations. The sophomore from Barbuda finished second in the Big 12 a year ago with a field goal percentage of 66.5% and sixth in the conference with 6.9 rebounds per game.  With so many new faces on TCU’s roster, center Kevin Samuel has taken up a leadership role in just his second year. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoFollowing his rookie campaign, the 6-foot-11 center said he is looking to embrace his leadership role amidst new players, becoming more vocal on the court while also improving on his free throw shooting.“We have a bunch of talented new guys,” Samuel said. “Everyone’s bought in right now.”With 13 new faces on the roster, several stand out asthose who could make an impact this season for TCU.Senior Edric Dennis Jr., a transfer from UT Arlington, is set to start at point guard for the Frogs to start the season. Dennis Jr. is used to playing in new places. After playing for two different schools throughout his time in high school, the Dallas native played his first year at Hill College before transferring to Jackson State.A team-high 32.9% from deep and 14.0 points per game with the Tigers then earned Dennis Jr. the opportunity to play at UTA, where he quickly became a leader. After averaging 14.3 points per game, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists with the Mavericks, Dennis Jr. decided to finish his time in the NCAA with the Frogs.“It’s a big step,” Dennis jr. said about coming to the Big 12, “but when you’re at a school like UTA, we still play four or five high majors at the beginning of the year … from that aspect of it, it’s really not anything new to me.”TCU is also expecting big things from their first-year players this year, primarily guards PJ Fuller and Francisco Farabello. Fuller, a four-star out of Findlay Prep from Seattle, Washington, was ranked No. 73 in ESPN’s top 100. Following a senior season where he averaged 18.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.9 steals, Fuller was ranked the 12th-best shooting guard in the nation by 247Sports.com.Like Fuller, Farabello was listed as a four-star by ESPN, ranking No. 105 nationally. Unlike Fuller, Farabello grew his game outside of the country at the NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia. As a junior, he shot 48.3% from deep at the academy. The guard also represented his home country of Argentina three consecutive summers (2017-2019) at the FIBA World Cup.“They had big reputations coming in,” Dixon said about his first-year. “I’m excited about our freshmen. There’s no question.”Dixon said that for TCU to succeed this year with such a new group, they will need to cut down on turnovers. The Frogs were seventh in the Big 12 last season with a -0.4 turnover margin.Despite Dixon’s 68-41 record since taking the head coaching job at TCU in 2016, many experts doubt that even he can lead this set of Frogs to prominence — TCU was picked dead last in the Big 12 preseason poll, receiving just 11 votes.Regardless, Dixon is confident in his team. After the Big 12 lost elite players like Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech), Dedric Lawson (Kansas) and Makai Mason (Baylor), the 17th-year coach knows that TCU isn’t dead in the water.“Our league is so wide open,” Dixon said. “When I saywide open, I mean a good wide open.”TCU kicks their season off 7 p.m. Thursday at home against the Southwestern Pirates. 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Two Nicaraguan journalists held on terrorism charges

first_img Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage December 24, 2018 Two Nicaraguan journalists held on terrorism charges News News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Nicaraguan authorities to stop hounding independent media outlets and immediately free two journalists held on “terrorism” and “conspiracy” charges – Miguel Mora, the owner and director of the 24-hour TV news channel 100% Noticias, and Lucía Pineda Ubau, its news director. AFP July 29, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist Mora and Pineda, who are also accused of “inciting hatred” of the national police, were arrested on the evening of 21 December after around 40 riot police stormed into the TV channel’s premises.A few hours after their arrest, the national telecommunications regulator, TELCOR, instructed all Nicaraguan cable TV providers to turn off the signal of 100% Noticias, one of the leading sources of coverage of the political crisis in Nicaragua that was triggered by the start of anti-government protests in April.Mora’s wife, Verónica Chávez, who is one of the channel’s journalists, was also arrested but was later released. Mora and Chávez had been the targets of police harassment and death threats for several weeks prior to the arrests, which are the latest episode in a major government offensive against human rights groups, opposition activists and independent media outlets.Last week, riot police targeted the news website Confidencial, raiding and ransacking its offices and then taking up position outside.“The increasingly authoritarian crackdown by President Daniel Ortega’s government is extremely disturbing,” RSF’s Latin America bureau said. “Covering opposition political activity cannot, under any circumstances, be regarded as a terrorist activity. Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda do not belong in prison. The charges against them are completely absurd and baseless. They must be freed without delay.”Last week, RSF asked United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres to intercede as quickly as possible with President Ortega with the aim of restoring respect for press freedom in Nicaragua and ending the escalation in censorship and attacks on independent media outlets that began last month.Nicaragua is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. center_img RSF_en News RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill Follow the news on Nicaragua September 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information NicaraguaAmericas Freedom of expressionViolence June 29, 2020 Find out more NicaraguaAmericas Freedom of expressionViolence last_img read more

As UN conducts universal periodic review, 205 political prisoners, including 23 journalists, await release.

first_img to go further News May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Cuba Organisation New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council CubaAmericas CubaAmericas News October 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet As the UN Human Rights Council prepares to hold its universal periodic review of the situation in Cuba on 5 February in Geneva, Reporters Without Borders points out that the Cuban government, for all its denials and claims to have a “clear conscience,” continues to hold 23 journalists solely because of their dissident views and still refuses to permit an independent press.The press freedom organisation hopes that mediation by other Latin American countries and by Spain, and the new US administration’s declared readiness to dialogue could open the way to the release of the imprisoned journalists.“Almost a year has passed since Raúl Castro formally took over as president on 24 February 2008, but the few signs of an opening have fallen far short of the expectations of Cuban civil society and those outside the country that support it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At that time, Cuba signed two UN human rights conventions but it still has not ratified them. The sanctions which the European Union imposed after the March 2003 “Black Spring” were quickly suspended and were finally lifted altogether last June, but Cuba gave nothing in return and continues to be the world’s second biggest prison for journalists, after China.”The organisation added: “The universal periodic review by the UN Human Rights Council, on which Cuba has a seat, and the announced visit by the UN special rapporteur on torture should not be used to exempt Cuba from the commitments and concrete gestures that these imply. We call on those governments engaged in a dialogue with Cuba to step up mediation aimed at obtaining the release of the imprisoned journalists.”According to a report released yesterday by the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (a Havana-based organisation that is illegal but nonetheless tolerated by the regime), Cuba currently has 205 political prisoners, down from 234 at the beginning of 2008. Although there were a few releases or cases of sentences being suspended for health reasons, the reports says a total of 54 prison inmates died as a result of suicide, violence by criminal detainees or negligence by the prison authorities in 2008, and that there were more than 1,000 brief arrests of suspected dissidents.Ricardo González Alfonso, the Reporters Without Borders correspondent and editor of the magazine De Cuba, was returned to his cell last year after a long spell in the hospital of Havana’s Combinado del Este prison. He was repeatedly denied the right to speak to his children by telephone in December, after being awarded the 2008 Reporters Without Borders journalist of the year prize. Serving a 20-year jail sentence imposed during the 2003 “Black Spring” and now aged 58, González is currently being held in a damp and unhealthy isolation cell in which his health is deteriorating.Fabio Prieto Llorente, 45, another independent journalist serving a 20-year sentence imposed in March 2003, is also being kept in solitary confinement. Held in El Guayabo prison on the Isle of Youth, where he is from, he has been on hunger strike since 28 January in protest against the harassment to which he has been subjected by the prison’s guards and the State Security (the political police).Pablo Pacheco Avila, 38, a reporter with the Cooperativa Avileña de Periodistas Independientes who was also sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2003, was transferred from Morón prison to Canaleta prison in the central province of Ciego de Ávila at the start of January. According to a fellow detainee, he was moved because Morón prison needs to be repaired before the UN special rapporteur’s arrival.Normando Hernández González, 39, the head of the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes in the central province of Camagüey, is very ill and unable to eat normally, but he did not receive appropriate treatment and was finally admitted to the Combinado del Este prison hospital on 8 January. He is serving a 25-year sentence that was imposed during the “Black Spring.” The Costa Rican government’s offer to take him on humanitarian grounds never received a reply.Nineteen of the 23 dissident journalists currently imprisoned in Cuba were arrested in 2003. They were given sentences ranging from 14 to 27 years in prison on the alleged grounds that they were “mercenaries in the pay of the United States.” Help by sharing this information News February 3, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 As UN conducts universal periodic review, 205 political prisoners, including 23 journalists, await release. October 12, 2018 Find out more Although Cuba has never kept its undertakings to respect human rights, Reporters Without Borders is not pinning any hopes on the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review due to be held this week. The press freedom organisation instead hopes that continuing international mediation will open the way to the release of the journalists imprisoned in Cuba. News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagolast_img read more

Martens lose appeal over Corbett murder conviction

first_imgFamily of Jason Corbett “devastated” after receiving “bombshell” news his killers will get bail after being offered “manslaughter” plea deal WhatsApp Facebook Molly Martens has jail term increased Brother of slain Jason Corbett writes to US President expressing “dismay” at DA’s plea bargain offer to killers Linkedin NewsCrime & CourtMartens lose appeal over Corbett murder convictionBy Editor – December 2, 2017 5050 Advertisement Jason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain deal Twittercenter_img Talks on television series based on Jason’s story The late Jason CorbettTHE judge who conducted the trial of Molly and Thomas Martens for killing Limerick father-of-two Jason Corbett has refused to quash their convictions for second degree murder.Ms Martens (33) and her father, retired FBI agent Thomas Martens (67), are serving sentences of between 20 and 25 years in separate North Carolina prisons.Mr Corbett died from head injuries sustained during a prolonged assault at the luxury home he shared with his Tennessee-born wife and his two children in 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Martens were unanimously convicted of murdering the 39 year-old Janesboro man following a five week trial at Davidson County Superior Court on August 9. However, they appealed  the verdict on the grounds of juror misconduct.While the details of the judgement won’t be published until next week, the Irish Independent has reported that Judge David Lee has rejected the appeal.Legal teams for the Martens had claimed that there were discussions between some jurors during the trial, despite the warnings of Judge Lee. Submissions were also made about post-trial comments by some of the jurors. The father and daughter were both seeking a full retrial.That had been opposed by Davidson County District Attorney’s Office which argued, in detailed legal submissions, that there was no such misconduct as to warrant the conviction to be quashed and a retrial ordered.It is understood the verdict has been passed on to Mr Corbett’s family in Limerick by North Carolina legal officials.The Martens are also challenging their convictions to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the State’s second highest appeal court. It is understood that appeal will largely be based on legal issues surrounding their trial.That appeal had been effectively suspended until the Davidson County legal issues were resolved.More news here Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick event marks 30 years of ErasmusNext articleBLASambo is the new taste of Limerick Editor Martens settles Jason Corbett wrongful death case Print TAGSDavidson CountyDavidson County District Attorney’s OfficeJason CorbettJudge David LeeMolly martensnorth carolinaNorth Carolina Court of AppealsThomas Martens last_img read more

Business Matters Ep 20 – Richard Starrett, Wendy Starrett and Pat Brady

first_img Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Business Matters Ep 20 – Richard Starrett, Wendy Starrett and Pat Brady Twitter Facebook Pinterest By admin – November 18, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 For this week’s podcast, Ciaran O’Donnell travels to Lifford to talk to Richard and Wendy Starrett about an award-winning year on their 160-acre dairy farm.Ciaran also drops in to The Kitchen on Letterkenny’s Main Street and speaks to Pat Brady about keeping the family business open in challenging times.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Business-Matters-18th.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter AudioBusinessMattersHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Previous articleAnger in Carndonagh as access denied to popular walkwayNext articleCovid-19: ‘Next 48 hours critical’ for young Donegal woman in ICU admin DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

Loganair confirms new Derry – Manchester service from May

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleOver 200 jobs to be created in SligoNext articleNight Night North West – Series 2 – Episode 3 News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – February 22, 2019 Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest 24 hours after it was confirmed that Loganair will operate the London Stansted route from City of Derry Airport, the airline has now confirmed it will operate a new daily air service to Manchester from May 24th.Welcoming the announcement, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle said the addition of the new daily service to Manchester was hugely significant for air connectivity between the two cities.He said the announcement is a testament to the huge amount of work being done by the Council, the Airport and partners to secure new destinations.********************Statement in full -Following on from the positive news that Derry City and Strabane District Council has agreed to appoint Loganair to operate the London Stansted route from City of Derry Airport, Loganair has confirmed it will operate a new daily air service to Manchester.Welcoming the announcement, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle said the addition of the new daily service to Manchester was hugely significant for air connectivity between the two cities. He said the news was particularly significant in that it comes less than 24 hours after securing a new operator for the London service.He said: “This is great news for the city region and testament to the huge amount of work being done by the Council, the Airport and partners to secure new destinations and increase connectivity between our regions. Manchester is a hugely popular destination and we are confident that there will be substantial demand and uptake for this route.“We will continue to work with the airlines and partners to support these important air links and remain committed to continue with negotiations to secure new routes for our business and leisure visitor markets.”The new service will operate from May 24 using a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft with lead-in fares starting at £39.99, tickets are currently available and can be booked online at www.loganair.co.uk or by calling 0344 800 2855.The Mayor added that the Airport remains an important regional gateway that is an essential part of the future development of the North West City region. “We remain committed to ensuring that CoDA is the airport of choice for the North West of Ireland, offering both convenience and excellent customer service.”The Chairperson of the City of Derry Airport, Albert Harrison also welcomed the announcement saying the new Manchester route will allow passengers from the Airport to travel to and from Derry and many destinations across the world through a single booking using Loganair’s business partnerships with major global airlines.He said: “This is hugely positive news for the Airport and great news for our customers who have been very keen to get the Manchester route operational. This announcement, on top of the funding confirmation for the London route, is evidence of the huge commitment of our staff to work in collaboration with our partners to maintain frequent, conveniently scheduled air services to cities in the UK. We are committed to continue with this work as we recognise the important role the Airport plays in the economic development of the North West City region and for the development of our regional economy and the social development of our wider region.”Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s Managing Director said: “Our new Manchester route marks a further expansion of the airline’s destination map from Derry, building our relationship with the airport and providing even more choice to customers. With a robust economy and diverse cultural offering, we’re excited to connect the two cities.” WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Google+ Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Loganair confirms new Derry – Manchester service from May WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Garda warning over bogus callers in Donegal

first_img By News Highland – July 31, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter WhatsApp Garda warning over bogus callers in Donegal Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Gardai in Donegal have issued an appeal to the public to be vigilant in relation to recent reports of cold callers and suspected bogus traders.People have also been asked to report any matters which they feel are suspicious to Gardaí.Gardai in Donegal have confirmed that they have had a small number of reports of cold callers and bogus traders; these are people who come to a home or business unannounced and offer products or services under false pretences.Gardai are appealing to the public to be vigilant for anything out of the ordinary and to report any suspicious occurrences.If you suspect that anyone who calls to your door selling goods or services is not who they say they are, tell them you are not interested and call the Gardaí immediately.Genuine tradespeople won’t be offended by any queries the Gardaí may make. By reporting these incidents allows Gardai to deploy personnel to those areas.Gardai are also reminding the public that Community Policing units are always on hand to pay regular visits to anyone who might feel susceptible to any type of crime.Donegal’s Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace has the following advice to householders.”If you are answering the door to ‘cold callers’, apply the chain or door limiter before opening the door. Ask for a brochure or documentation so you can carry out checks and verify their credibility. This should include a contact number and a V.A.T registered number. Be careful of documentation that only displays mobile contact numbers or incomplete addresses. If you are satisfied that the company or individual is credible and you want to make a purchase, ask for an itemised written quotation for the exact goods/services being offered.”Never rely of the accuracy of the information, always verify the information yourself. Always seek comparable estimates for services. Never engage a person who insists on a cash payment as it is untraceable. Neve leave strangers, even bona fide workers, unsupervised in your home. I would also ask that if anyone feels like they, or someone they know has been a victim of being sold goods for extortionate prices, or paid for a service that was not carried out, to call any Garda station and report the matter,” he concluded. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleDonegal’s top Garda issues advice on agricultural vehicles & quadsNext articleLeagues postpone games as precautionary measure News Highland last_img read more

Suburban home inventory is depleted, but demand rages

first_imgThe lack of inventory has caused prices to skyrocket. (Getty) For Jim McCarten, January is typically the slowest month — a chance to take a breath before diving into the year ahead.Not this year.“Nonexistent,” McCarten, a New Jersey agent with Triplemint, said of the usual downtime.A year into the pandemic, New Yorkers are continuing to flood into the tri-state area, looking to move into larger residences or scoop up second homes, as remote work continues indefinitely.Read moreLong Island home sales spike in Q4In Hamptons and elsewhere, season no longer ends on Labor DayTriplemint moves into Westchester with Elliman team Message* Full Name* Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsDouglas Ellimanlong islandThe Hamptonswestchester county Share via Shortlink The pandemic has been a savior for home sales in parts of the region that have lagged the market in recent years. Initially, renters rushed to escape the city. Some became buyers, accelerating their plans to move out of the city or deciding to add a residence, at times in unusual places.“People in New York who bought secondary homes in the tri-state area, some of them quite substantial, are using them as a hybrid,” said Richard Grossman, Brown Harris Stevens New York regional president. “They want to spend more time out there, but they still are going to be working and coming into New York regularly.”Agents have been faced with an impossible task: fulfilling exuberant demand with little to no supply.In Westchester County, listing inventory has fallen 9.2 percent year-over-year. In Greenwich, supply diminished 32 percent, according to Douglas Elliman’s market report.In Long Island, supply plummeted 65 percent.The lack of inventory has resulted in bidding wars and caused prices to skyrocket. Average home costs jumped 18 percent in Westchester, 31 percent in Greenwich and 32 percent on Long Island.“I do have a couple of customers that said, ‘The market’s too hard, we’re gonna wait.’ And I’m like, ‘What are you going to wait for?’” said Yorgos Tsibiridis, a Hamptons broker with Elliman. “It’s driven by supply and demand. And I think the demand is still there.”But with vaccines arriving and a return to normalcy coming into view, will the market simmer down? With mortgage rates hovering near historic lows, agents are hesitant to say yes.“Life is cyclical, and things tend to eventually plateau,” said Deirdre O’Connell, CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “Is it going to turn back overnight? I don’t think so.”In the Hamptons, the pandemic has created a new year-round community. Though that may change if commuting returns, Tyler Whitman, founding agent of Triplemint Hamptons, expects interest to only increase when summer comes.“There’s going to be a whole new audience out there that’s never really gotten to experience it or enjoy it before,” he said. “That’s going to lead to a lot more people wanting places out there.”Others believe an end to the pandemic won’t reverse all the changes.“This has forced people to rethink how they live, and what their relationship is with metropolitan areas,” offered Graham Klemm, president of Klemm Real Estate.“When will it stop? It will stop when interest rates go up.”Contact Sasha Joneslast_img read more