June 12

Journalist threatened at Bouaké

first_imgNews Côte d’IvoireAfrica December 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist threatened at Bouaké to go further RSF_en News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation center_img Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts October 16, 2020 Find out more RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern at threats made by an opposition spokesman against Baba Coulibaly, correspondent in the northern town of Bouaké for independent daily newspaper L’Inter and Reuters and Pana news agencies. The international press freedom organisation called on Communications minister Guillaume Soro, secretary general of opposition Ivory Coast Patriotic Movement (MPCI) to issue a strongly condemnation of the threats. Coulibaly told Reporters Without Borders on 20 December that MPCI spokesman, Sidiki Konaté, had threatened him by phone, telling him that he was becoming “a nuisance” and advising him to think carefully about what he said. These threats may well be linked to the publication of an interview by the journalist with rebel chief Bamba Kassoum, in the 20 December edition of L’Inter under the headline “Bamba Kassoum or “Kass” (rebel leader) “The rebellion has not achieved its objectives”. Coulibaly told Reporters Without Borders that he was worried about his safety given the current crisis in the country and that he was based in the rebel-held northern part of the country. Help by sharing this information Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election October 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

May 2

Seller’s Market in O.C., Realtors say

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEHere is even more evidence of the popularity of living at the Jersey Shore: People are holding onto their homes to the point that there is a shortage of inventory for realtors to sell.It has turned into a seller’s market.Newly released figures show that total home sales were down in October compared to last year at this time throughout the region.The number of properties sold in October in the 12-county greater Philadelphia region, which includes portions of southern New Jersey, was down 7.2 percent from this time last year, according to a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach REALTORSHomExpert Market Report.BHHS Fox & Roach President Joan Docktor said, “Total home sales were down in October compared to last year at this time because we are not meeting the demand for homes to buy. With this climate, it is a good time to sell your home.”BHHS Fox & Roach Broker Manager Peter Madden, who is in charge of the office at 901 Simpson Avenue in Ocean City, noted, “The Ocean City housing market was strong this year. Supply of homes is low, and demand is still very strong.”He offered this advice, “Listing right now gives a competitive advantage to the seller. There isn’t a lot of competition when trying to sell.”Madden said that Docktor provided a good assessment of the real estate climate.There were 6,769 homes sold compared to 7,292 sold in October 2018 in the region. The number of homes for sale is down by 12 percent, with 35,223 homes on the market this October, compared to 40,035 in October 2018, according to the REALTORSHomExpert Market Report.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices President Joan Docktor, Broker Manager Peter Madden and Shore Regional Manager Stephen Booth toast to the grand opening of the Simpson Avenue office in 2018.Like Docktor and Madden, Patrick Halliday, BHHS Fox & Roach broker manager at 754 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City, said less inventory does not paint a complete picture.“The decrease in the number of homes sold is not a reflection of the demand in the market, but rather the supply of inventory to satisfy this demand,” Halliday stated. “As the number of homes available for sale continues to decrease, sellers are taking this opportunity to increase the listing price of their property.”He added that as new homes are listed for sale with a higher price point, often times this may result in “more days on market.”“However, given the high demand and low inventory we have experienced, demand will stay strong and values have increased over the past 12 months,” Halliday added.Halliday’s observations also were on point with the statistics, according to the market report, with average sale prices up in the Philadelphia region.In fact, prices are up by 6.3 percent across the 12-county region, with October’s average price at $285,237 compared to $268,391 in October 2018.Specifically, the market report found that in Cape May County, home sales are down by 8.7 percent, from 309 homes sold in October 2018, to 282 sold in October 2019.Average sale price is up by 8 percent in Cape May County, from $565,757 in October 2018 to $613,488 in October 2019. The average number of days a home remained on the market increased by 15.7 percent, from 134 days in October 2018 to 155 days in October 2019.Figures show that Atlantic County’s home sales were down by 21.3 percent, with 554 homes sold in October 2018 compared to 436 homes sold in October 2019.Average home prices are up by 16 percent in Atlantic County, from $309,525 in September 2018 to $359,330 in September 2019. Average days on market decreased by 4.9 percent, from 81 days in October 2018 to 77 days in October 2019. Berkshire Hathaway offices in Ocean City receive high praise for sales and service. last_img read more

December 8

Residents enjoy first weekend of open athletic fields

first_imgShe said she had been practicing at home, but was excited to get back onto the field. “We are getting a lot of practice in for the season,” Tesar said. “Last year I didn’t get to hit a lot of balls so I am happy to do that this year.” 11 year-old, Kayla Tesar, went out to the fields with her dad, as she gears up for her second season of organized softball. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – Saturday marked the first weekend with athletic fields back open to the public in Broome County. Tesar hopes to begin her Little League season at some point in the next two months.last_img read more

September 17

F-M hockey stopped in sectional semis by West Genesee again

first_img Tags: F-Mice hockey It was by that same 2-1 margin that WG had defeated the Hornets in their lone regular-season encounter, but that was on Dec. 10, and both teams had changed and improved plenty in the 2 1/2 months since.From the opening face-off, F-M’s intent was clear – be physical every time it had the puck and plenty of times it did not. and use its speed to generate opportunities, which did lead to some early chances that the Wildcats turned back.But when the Hornets took its first penalty of the game, WG immediately capitalized, taking a 1-0 lead 5:32 into the first period as Jeremy Keyes skated around with the puck and, from the point, fired it past Konrad Walberger. Everyone on the Fayetteville-Manlius ice hockey team was convinced that this Section III Division I semifinal game against West Genesee would prove different than the one it lost to this same team, in this same round, 12 months ago.But the reality of what took place Wednesday night at Shove Park did not match the Hornets’ dreams as a couple of ill-timed mistakes and the fine all-around game of the Wildcats led to a 4-1 defeat.There was every reason for F-M to be more confident about this particular semifinal game. It had won nine of its previous 10 games, including a tough 2-1 decision over Rome Free Academy in the Feb. 20 sectional quarterfinal at Cicero Twin Rinks.center_img They remained 1-0 for a while, F-M only getting one man advantage and unable to do much with it, even as it killed off a pair of Wildcats power plays.But when F-M turned it over midway through the second period deep in its own end, Keyes scored again to make it 2-0, a goal the Hornets answered 79 seconds later as John Manzi tipped in a shot from the point, with assists going to Ben Hammond and Will Duncanson.Late in the period, the Wildcats attacked again, and a shot that Walberger was unable to hold on to got put home by Liam Sexton, so F-M found itself trailing 3-1 going into the third.Any hopes of a Hornets comeback got shut down by WG’s defense, who limited the visitors to just three shots in those final 15 minutes, even when F-M had a pair of power plays. Keyes would complete his hat trick by earning an empty-net goal with 1:26 left.As the Wildcats advanced to a sectional rematch against defending state champion Syracuse, F-M completed a 14-7-1 season. A fine senior class, led by Duncanson, Hammond, Josh Kuchinski, Mike Hockenberger and Colin Debejian, departs, with Walberger, Jackson Denton and Spencer Sasenbury among the returnees for 2020-21.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

August 30

Matchbook aims for ‘the next level’ following new investment

first_imgShare Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Submit Issuing a market update, the governance of online betting exchange operator Matchbook Group (Matchbook.com) has revealed that it has completed a ‘significant investment transaction’ that will ‘considerably grow the trajectory’ of its business.Matchbook governance did not disclose the sum of its secured investment, ut stated that through its funding round the company had brought on board well versed strategic investors with strong expertise in horseracing and international expansion.Over the past two-years the Cork and London based operator has completely overhauled its betting exchange product, making a number of improvements and revamping its betting brand.Matchbook leadership detailed that the new investment would seek to place the operator as ‘a very credible force in the sports betting market’.Mark Brosnan, Matchbook CEO, commented on his firm’s future ambitions: “The shackles are well and truly off. The strategic nature of the investment puts us in a very strong position to end Betfair’s dominance of the betting exchange market and comes at a time where Matchbook has launched an industry-leading technology platform.We have experienced exceptional growth over the last 12 months, driven by the horse racing product that we launched in July last year. This deal will help to further strengthen our overall product offering and allow us to invest in growing the Matchbook brand and accelerate our very ambitious plans to revolutionise the customer experience in online gambling.”last_img read more