RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 16, 2020 Find out more June 1, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist killed and three others wounded in two bombings IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts News to go further News Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by sports reporter Alaa Abdel Wahab’s death yesterday in the northern city of Mosul. Wahab was killed by a car bomb that injured another journalist. Two journalists employed by Al-Iraqiya TV were also injured yesterday in a separate car bombing in Baghdad.“We are saddened and appalled by these two bombings,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is time the slaughter of journalists in Iraq was stopped. The Iraqi authorities created a special police unit last year to investigate murders of journalists. We urge them to investigate these two bombings very thoroughly. Only conclusive results are likely to discourage these killers and improve the safety of journalists.”A renowned print media journalist and reporter for Al-Baghdadia TV, Wahab was killed in Mosul’s Al-Shurta neighbourhood by a bomb that had been placed underneath his car. A local police official said Dr Sultan Jurjis, a university academic and presenter on a rival TV station, was injured by the blast.A limpet bomb attached to the vehicle of an Al-Iraqiya TV crew that was preparing a report in the west Baghdad neighbourhood of Azamiyah exploded at about 8 p.m. yesterday, injuring a cameraman and a technician. Al-Iraqiya said one of them was in a serious condition.Ranked 158th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Iraq continues to be one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists. Follow the news on Iraq Organisation February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”
Could Eliminating Single-Family Housing be Good? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Could Eliminating Single-Family Housing be Good? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily A study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) states traditional housing zoning has been seen as a barrier to affordability, and that using policy to promote diversity in housing stick could accommodate a diverse population with varying incomes and needs. “A fresh round of research continues to point to strict zoning ordinances as impeding supply and affordability in the United States,” the NAHB study states. “Innovative policy shifts that increase the flexibility in land use and the tools available to construct varied housing should be good news for builders, developers, renters and home buyers.”The NAHB added that “diversifying housing options with smaller lots and smaller homes provides resources on code requirements and could provide examples of housing projects that break the traditional mold of housing. The report adds that opposition to policies, such as the elimination of single-family zoning, comes from “not in my backyard sentiments.” “Property value and neighborhood congruity are common arguments against altering single-family zoned areas,” the report said. “However, appropriate zoning and design considerations can be of use to qualm these concerns.”Oregon’s HB 2001 went into effect on August 8, and mandates that cities with a population of more than or equal to 25,000 to allow middle-housing types on lots previously earmarked for the development of detached single-family housing. The NAHB states, clarifying the legislation, that the policy does not “outright prohibit” single-family zoning or development in Oregon. “In fact, the bill should give builders and developers more flexibility and opportunities to build an expanded range of housing types in the state,” the NAHB said. The report states there are currently 11 case studies in the U.S. on innovative land-use policies, such as Oregon’s HB 2001.Those studies include: Meridian Court: Two single-family lots in Pasadena, California, were combined to create a house-scale condominium building comprising 10 townhouse units and improve site density to 26 units per acre.Mews Townhouse Units: The flexibility of this type of housing proved useful by turning an awkward lot configuration into a successful, small scale project in South Jordan, Utah, and similarly increased site density while providing two- and three-bedroom townhouses.“Oregon is in fact following a national trend in updating city codes that for years have led to a majority of land use being dedicated to single-family homes,” the report states. Tagged with: single-family housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Previous: Home Prices in Opportunity Zones Next: Improved Affordability and Falling Delinquencies Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago August 29, 2019 1,006 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago single-family housing 2019-08-29 Mike Albanese
75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest By admin – May 6, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleCouncillor says work to repair damaged sea wall must be fast trackedNext article“Ruaille Buaille” catchup – 05/05/15 admin Google+ Facebook Latest INMO stats show LGH trolley numbers fell in April but are up 38% since January Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals is still increasing.Figures compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation for last month are up 26 per-cent on last year and 73 per-cent since April 2006.Letterkenny General Hospital saw a fall last month, with a total of 299 people on trollies across the hospital, compared to 343 in April of last year.The total for the first four months of the year at Letterkenny General shows a 37% increase, with 1,544 on trollies this year compared to 1128 for the first four months of 2014.The INMO carried out the analyses ahead of its Annual Delegate Conference which commences today in Trim.