North Bergen police fatally shoot man who allegedly stabbed three people

first_imgNORTH BERGEN — Local police fatally shot a man who allegedly stabbed three people Monday morning, according to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.At 3:20 a.m. Monday morning, officers responded to a 911 call regarding a fight in progress at 1601 Union Tpke. After arriving, one officer noticed a female victim with numerous stab wounds and administered medical aid. The woman then directed two other responding officers to behind the residence, where they found another female victim and a male suspect. Officers attempted to deescalate the situation while administering aid to the second victim. However, their efforts to restrain the man with pepper spray did not work, forcing them to discharge their weapons. The suspect was identified as Winston Espino Sanchez, 45, of Union City. He was struck in the torso, treated on scene, and taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he later passed away, the release said.The County Prosecutor is investigating. ×last_img read more

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Nearly 20pc of Brisbane’s apartments empty amid oversupply: BIS Oxford Economics

first_imgApartments under construction in inner Brisbane. Photo: Glenn Hunt.NEARLY 20 per cent of the apartments in inner Brisbane are sitting empty and more than 50 projects have been shelved or ditched altogether as landlords struggle to survive the city’s oversupply crisis.More than 10,000 new apartments have been abandoned or deferred by developers in the past 12 months amid waning investor demand, rising construction costs and lending restrictions, according to a new report by economic forecaster BIS Oxford Economics. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The building frenzy in the heart of Brisbane has been well publicised, with a rise in off-the-plan sales since 2013 allowing a greater number of projects to reach sufficient precommitment levels to begin construction. Apartments under construction in Newstead, Brisbane. Photo: Glenn Hunt.But record levels of apartment completions have tipped the market into oversupply, putting pressure on rents and prices and resulting in a growing number of “ghost houses”, according to the Inner Brisbane Apartments 2018-2025 Market Brief.There are signs things are improving though, with the latest CoreLogic Home Value Index revealing the fall in unit prices in Brisbane slowed by 0.6 per cent in the past month. Unoccupied dwellings comprised 17 per cent of total apartment stock across inner Brisbane on the night of the 2016 Census, according to the report. That’s up from 11 per cent on the night of the 2011 Census. FAMILY SNAPS UP A WATERSLIDE WONDER More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago $400K PRICE JUMP IN JUST 1.5 YEARS COUPLE’S $43K-A-MONTH REAL ESTATE COUP BIS Oxford Economics senior manager of residential property Angie Zigomanis said many unoccupied apartments were kept as second homes or speculative investments, but a number were also empty because landlords simply couldn’t find a tenant for them. Apartment blocks at Portside, Hamilton. Photo: Claudia Baxter.“Some investor demand for IBA apartment stock may be supported by its relative affordability in comparison to equivalent apartment stock in Melbourne and Sydney, although this is unlikely to absorb substantial new apartments stock while the market is in oversupply,” the report said. “Coupled with restrictions on interest only loans (a mainstay of investors) and the Queensland government introducing a stamp duty surcharge for overseas investors, we expect to see significantly fewer projects being able to achieve the pre-sales requirements for projects to commence. “Sharply rising construction costs have also meant that developer’s margins have been eroded, impacting the next round of projects, particularly if there is a slump in prices making planned projects no longer viable.” The vacancy rate for the inner Brisbane area climbed to 4 per cent in the December quarter of 2017.center_img Angie Zigomanis, senior manager – residential property for BIS Oxford Economics.Mr Zigomanis said landlords would continue to struggle to find tenants for inner Brisbane apartments for another two to three years.“They’ll always be competing against the latest and greatest new stock, so they’ll need to offer incentives to make their properties more attractive,” he said.This financial year, BIS Oxford Economics estimates about 8,300 apartments will be completed in the inner Brisbane area — a new record annual rate of apartment completions. West End, Brisbane CBD and the Inner North areas are likely to see the highest number of apartments come to market, followed by Toowong and Woolloongabba.last_img read more

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Former DHTA Presidents worried about crime against tourist

first_img 26 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Former DHTA Presidents worried about crime against tourist by: – February 17, 2012 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Judith Pestaina.A local hotelier here has expressed outrage about the recent spate of attacks on tourists on the island.Owner of Garraway Hotel Judith Pestaina told a press conference organized by the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association on Thursday that the situation is alarming.She said never before have there been such attacks on tourists and the matter must be addressed at a government level.Pestaina who is also a former President of the DHTA called for visible police presence at the various tourist sites and hotels.“We cannot afford to damage Dominica’s image. Some for these criminals seems to be taking the law into their own hands. People come to Dominica for rest and relaxation. We talk about wellness and you cannot promote wellness when you have people being attacked. We need to urge everyone to come on board so we can arrest this trend which we are seeing taking precedence in Dominica,” she added.Atherton MartinMeanwhile another hotelier has supported Pestaina’s concern on the matter.Atherton Martin who was also at the press conference noted that the situation is escalating and hoteliers are afraid that it becomes a cultural trend.“I want to lend my support to the position and action that we have taken. This is the carnival season and this is a time when people tend to lower their inhibitions. This exposes people to even more potential problems. A lot of people may not be in full control of their selves. We cannot afford a repeat of these incidents that occurred over the last several weeks,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Chargers vs. Raiders final score: Josh Jacobs’ late touchdown leads Oakland to victory

first_imgMORE: Why (and when) are the Raiders moving to Las Vegas?Oakland missed the extra-point attempt, however, which meant that the Chargers needed just a field goal to win after getting the ball back. Philip Rivers, who was frustrated all night by Oakland’s defense, left a pass hanging that was intercepted by Karl Joseph.Rivers entered Thursday having had a lot of success against the Raiders (a career-best 18 wins), but on this night his performance was uninspiring: 17-for-31 passing, 207 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.In what could be the Raiders’ final prime-time game in Oakland, the home team (5-4) kept itself in the AFC playoff hunt with the win.Sporting News tracked live updates, highlights and score changes from Chargers vs. Raiders.Chargers vs. Raiders score 1Q2Q3Q4QFChargers0143724Raiders1073626Chargers vs. Raiders live updates, highlights(All times Eastern)Final: Raiders 26, Chargers 2411:32 p.m.: Rivers goes deep right on third down and his pass is intercepted by Karl Joseph. Raiders will run out the clock with 37 seconds remaining. Raiders 26, Chargers 24.11:27 p.m.: Oakland bats Rivers’ pass down on fourth down but a defensive holding gives Los Angeles a fresh set of downs. 11:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Josh Jacobs plunges up the gut and goes in for an 18-yard score on third down to take the lead with 1:02 remaining. Raiders 26, Chargers 24.JOSH JACOBS FOR SIX 🔥(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/tUIlwWgLr8— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 8, 201911:15 p.m.: The Raiders are at the Chargers 40 as the clock strikes the two-minute warning. Oakland needs to get in the end zone. 11:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. Rivers hits Ekeler across the middle and he gets into the end zone for the touchdown to take the lead with 4:02 left. Chargers 24, Raiders [email protected] @Chargers take the lead in the fourth quarter! #BoltUp📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/Rorgn7dztJ— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 201910:52 p.m.: Carr is brought down on third down and Oakland has to punt after reaching Chargers territory. End third quarter: Raiders 20, Chargers 1710:43 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHARGERS. The Chargers use two big plays to move into the red zone but they have to settle for a 27-yard field goal. Raiders 20, Chargers 17. Philip Rivers and Mike Williams connect on another deep ball! #BoltUp @darealmike_dub📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/vY1Rii3Mom— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 201910:39 p.m.: The Raiders move the ball 21 yards before being forced to punt. 10:32 p.m.: Los Angeles’ second drive of the half is a three-and-out. 10:26 p.m.: Carlson’s 53-yard attempt is no good and the Raiders are unable to push their lead to two possessions. 10:20 p.m.: The Raiders back up the Chargers and force three-and-out. Oakland should have good field position.10:14 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAIDERS. Carr’s third-down attempt to the end zone is off the mark and Carlson hits a 22-yarder to put the Raiders up six. Raiders 20, Chargers 14.10:08 p.m.: Raiders receive the second-half kickoff and will get things started on their own 27. Halftime: Raiders 17, Chargers 14First downs: Chargers 16, Raiders 6Total yards: Chargers 185, Raiders 100Passing yards: Chargers 80, Raiders 78Rushing yards: Chargers 105, Raiders 22Penalties: Chargers 4-35, Raiders 8-77Turnovers: Raiders 0, Chargers 2Time of possession: Chargers 19:01, Raiders 10:599:46 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Carr dumps it off to Alec Ingold in the flat and he lunges his way into the end zone. Raiders 17, Chargers 14. A fullback touchdown. In 2019.That is not a typo.(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/jSCkh7cc7M— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 8, 20199:41 p.m.: Oakland goes for it on fourth down to move the chains. First down on the first play after the two-minute warning. Ball on the Chargers 37.9:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. On the very next play, Melvin Gordon fights his way in for the score for the Chargers’ first lead of the game. Chargers 14, Raiders [email protected] keeps his legs moving for the touchdown! 💪 #BoltUp📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/0ums2HI41B— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 20199:29 p.m.: Erik Harris comes up with his third interception but an offsides penalty negates the turnover. Chargers’ drive will continue with first-and-goal. 9:24 p.m.: The Raiders go three-and-out on their next drive and punt it back to the Chargers.9:15 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. A 16-play drive results in Rivers finding an open Henry in the end zone for the score. Raiders 10, Chargers 7.The @Chargers cap off a 16-play drive with a @Hunter_Henry84 TD! #BoltUp📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/SZer5nuZA5— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 20199:05 p.m.: A fullback handoff on fourth-and-1 is good enough for the first down near midfield and the Chargers will continue their drive.End first quarter: Raiders 10, Chargers 08:56 p.m.: Oakland’s drive stalls after a holding penalty and the Raiders punt it back to Los Angeles. 8:52 p.m.: The Raiders’ pressure gets to Rivers and takes him down on third down, forcing the Chargers punt. 8:47 p.m.: A key member of the Chargers offensive line is questionable to return. #Chargers Injury Update: T Russell Okung (groin) questionable to return @nflnetwork— MJ Acosta (@MJAcostaTV) November 8, 20198:44 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Rivers is hit while throwing and his pass in Hunter Henry’s direction (who had fallen down) was picked off and return 57 yards by Erik Harris. Raiders 10, Chargers 0.ERIK HARRIS.TO THE HOUSE.His second INT of the game! #RaiderNation @e_harris_31📺: #LACvsOAK on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/2t4DElaUua— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 20198:38 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAIDERS. Daniel Carlson is good from 40 yards out to put the first points on the board. Raiders 3, Chargers 0. It took rookie running back Josh Jacobs almost the entire game to leave his mark on the Raiders’ 26-24 victory over the Chargers on “Thursday Night Football.” That moment, however, couldn’t have been bigger.With his team trailing by four points with just over a minute to play, Jacobs took a third-and-short handoff up the middle, navigated his way past several LA defenders and raced into the end zone for a go-ahead touchdown. The 18-yard scamper was Jacobs’ longest run of the night after he gained just 53 yards on his first 15 carries.  8:33 p.m.: This time, the interception stands. Rivers ties to get it to Keenan Allen but the pass was wildly off the mark and picked off by the Raiders and returned to the Chargers 31.8:26 p.m.: Philip RIvers’ pass on third-and-long is tipped and intercepted by Karl Joseph. A pass interference by the defense negates the turnover and gives the Chargers a first down, though.8:23 p.m.: Chargers win the toss and elect to receive. They will start from the 19.last_img read more

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Liberia to Get New EU Ambassador Soon

first_imgNow that EU Ambassador Attilio Pacifici has bidden farewell to Liberia and left, a new Ambassador has been named to continue the diplomatic relations between Liberia and the European Community.She is Tiina Intelmann , 51, an Estonian, who is coming to take the place of Attilio Pacifici whom President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf extolled as a “great European diplomat who had accomplished a lot for Liberia,” during a farewell reception in his honor last week.Pacifici on many occasions defended government and attributed the cause of poverty in Liberia to all parties and not just the governing body.His administration brought about the signing of agreements between Liberia and EU to include the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in the Forest Sector and Sanitation and Hygiene projects in three slum communities in Monrovia.Under the leadership of Ambassador Pacifici, EU committed millions of Euros to the health and education sectors and to the fight against Ebola.Tiina INTELMANN also has vast experience in diplomacy.From November 1, 2011 to present, Ms Tiina INTELMANN served as the president of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, Ambassador-at-large for the International Criminal Court, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn, Estonia.She also served as an Ambassador of Estonia to the state of Israel and non-resident Ambassador to Montenegro from October 1, 2010 to November 1, 2011.From February 1, 2005 to October 1, 2010, Ms INTELMANN served as an Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.While at the UN, she co-facilitated the General Assembly Intergovernmental Consultations on Systems-wide Coherence from November 2009 to July 2010.Ms INTELMANN also served as Vice President for the Economic and Social Council of the UN from January 2009 to January 2010, co-facilitator of the 10-11 June 2008 high level meeting on the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, and Chairperson of the Consultative Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) from January 2007 to January 2009.In education and training, Ms Tiina INTELMANN earned the Master of Arts and Bachelor of Art degrees in Italian Language and Literature, teacher and interpreter in Leningrad State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.She is also trained in Italian and French language Literature and Political Science.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liverpool line up v Chelsea: Rodgers to field strongest team – happy with this?

first_img Fabio Borini to partner Mario Balotelli? It doesn’t get any easier for Liverpool.Having been beaten at the Bernabeu by Real Madrid they welcome Premier League leaders Chelsea to Anfield on Saturday.Will the tank that was Kolo Toure keep his place? We think he should and, with the pace and skill of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho through the middle, Nemanja Matic and the defenders behind him could be in for a tough afternoon.Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli up top? One works tirelessly and the other can be tiresome, but two strikers could help end the Premier League goal drought.Possible Liverpool XI v Chelsea: 1 1 Do you agree and what do you think the score will be?last_img

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