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RWB is creating a special page for tributes to the late James Foley

first_img Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law August 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB is creating a special page for tributes to the late James Foley Help by sharing this information Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders is today creating a special page for tributes to the late James Foley, to keep alive the spirit of this talented and committed journalist. His horrific execution by Islamic State (ISIS) on 19 August has shocked the entire world. RWB is inviting his fellow reporters, other members of the media community and all citizens who are concerned about freedom to leave messages.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said today: “To us, he was an extraordinary journalist, who abhorred violence and was motivated by the desire to highlight the plight of the victims of war. As an internationally renowned journalist, James’ work took him to Libya and Syria. While being held captive by the Islamic State, he remained impassive in the face of threats, clinging to the hope that he would eventually return home. Courageous and composed, he communicated his hope to his fellow prisoners.Under a campaign that was assisted by Reporters Without Borders, and with other photo journalists, James Foley helped raise funds to support the education of the three children left behind when his friend and journalist, Anton Hammerl, was killed in Libya in April 2011. RWB undertakes to wage an unrelenting battle for the safety of all those who, like Foley, expose the horrors of war.The tribute page can be accessed online in French and English at this address: http://jamesfoley.rsf.org/en News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Syriacenter_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Organisation February 3, 2021 Find out more to go further March 8, 2021 Find out more News News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New arrest of a journalist contributing to reformist websites

first_img News Reporters Without Borders condemned a renewed crackdown on the online press after the 10 October arrest of Omid Memarian on the orders of the 9th chamber of the Tehran prosecutor’s office, for posting articles on several reformist sites. Three more journalists are already in custody for the same reasons. Reporters Without Borders condemned a renewed crackdown on the online press after the 10 October arrest of Omid Memarian on the orders of the 9th chamber of the Tehran prosecutor’s office, for posting articles on several reformist sites. Three more journalists are already in custody for the same reasons.”In a country where the independent press has to fight for its survival on a daily basis, online publications and weblogs are the last media to fall into the authorities’ clutches. With eight months to go before the presidential elections, the Iranian authorities are now trying to spread terror among online journalists,” the organisation said.Omid Memarian, Shahram Rafihzadeh, Hanif Mazroi and Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi are accused of “propaganda against the regime, threatening national security and incitement to rebellion and insulting leading figures in the regime.”Spokesman for the Iranian Justice Ministry, Jamal Karamirad, has said the journalists will shortly go on trial in Tehran. Their families have not been allowed to see them since their arrests and they have been denied legal representation.All four were referred to in an article in the conservative daily Kayhan, attacking support from certain foreign governments for a “network of webloggers seeking to overthrow the regime”.Former reformist deputy, Mohssen Armin, said that around 20 people, not just journalists, had been arrested in a “crackdown against Internet use”.Shahram Rafihzadeh, head of the cultural section of the reformist daily newspaper Etemad (Confidence), was arrested on 7 September 2004, apparently by the morals police, a Tehran police department that is linked to the intelligence services.Hanif Mazroi, former journalist on several reformist publications, was arrested after responding to a summons from the 9th chamber of the Tehran prosecutor’s office on 8 September.Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi, former political editor of Etemad was arrested at his home in Tehran on 27 September 2004.Babak Ghafori Azar, arrested on 7 September 2004 suspected of contributing to reformist news sites, was released on 21 September. Organisation News IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more October 14, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New arrest of a journalist contributing to reformist websites March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

European Court to examine case of two bloggers who were unjustly jailed

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more September 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Court to examine case of two bloggers who were unjustly jailed Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Receive email alerts RSF_en News June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation This month, the European Court of Human Rights will examine the complaint that Azerbaijani bloggers Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade filed in January claiming that their detention from July 2009 to November 2010 and their conviction on trumped-up charges violated articles 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.The two bloggers are seeking official recognition that the Azerbaijani authorities violated their rights. Although they are now free, their release is only conditional and their convictions have not been overturned.Milli, one of the founders of “The Alumni Network” movement, and Hajizade, a video-blogger and member of the apolitical “OL! Youth Movement,” were detained for alleged hooliganism but the real reason for their arrest was their criticism of the authorities and the fact that they had disseminated a video making fun of corrupt politicians.Arrested in Baku on 8 July 2009 when they went to the police to report that they have been physically attacked, Milli and Hajizade were charged two days later with hooliganism under article 222.1-0 of the criminal code. Although Milli had a badly injured leg and Hajizade’s nose was broken, they were not given the medical treatment they need. This violated article 3 of the convention, which bans torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.Article 5 of the convention protects the right to freedom and security. It says a person may only be detained when suspected of a crime or when sentenced to imprisonment. They must be informed of the reasons for their arrest and they have a right to be tried within a reasonable time or to be released pending trial.Milli and Hajizade were held for the two months before the start of their trial and were still being held when the last hearing took place more than four months after their arrest. In a report to the UN Human Rights Council on 31 July 2009, the Human Rights Committee of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the Azerbaijani government’s repeated use of the charge of hooliganism to gag free expression.The complaint filed by Milli and Hajizade says that article 6, on the right to a fair trial, was violated because they were allowed only belated access to their lawyers and because they court took no account of what their lawyers said.Article 8 on respect for private and family life was violated, according to the complaint, because the two bloggers were denied family visits while held and certain family members were not allowed to testify at the trial.Article 10 protects the right to freedom of expression, including the “freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.” It was violated because Hajizade and Milli were clearly jailed for criticizing the authorities and disseminating a satirical video about corrupt politicians.Hajizade and Milli filed a complaint before a Baku court on 8 July 2009 about the violation of their rights. It was rejected on 23 July 2009. A separate complaint accusing the interior ministry, Baku police and prosecutor’s office of failing to respect the right to be presumed innocent was rejected on 10 August 2009.WikiLeaks recently released a US embassy cable about the two bloggers’ arrest: see the Reporters Without Borders article.center_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Azerbaijan Newslast_img read more

No Timeline to Replace Huntington Library Director After Unexpected Resignation

first_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Dr. Laura Skandera TrombleyThe Board of Trustees of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino is preparing to launch a nationwide search for a new president after Dr. Laura Skandera Trombley unexpectedly resigned in March to pursue a scholarship.A statement from Anne Rothenberg, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Huntington, said Trombley, who has been president for just over a year, will start a book-length study of Mark Twain after receiving the Louis J. Budd Award for her outstanding contributions in the scholastic study of the 19th century writer, humorist, publisher and entrepreneur.The award is named after another leading Mark Twain scholar and literary critic who died in 2011.Dr. Steve Hindle, Director of Research for the W.M. Keck Foundation, has been named as acting President as the Board of Trustees prepares to organize a nationwide search for Trombley’s successor.The statement said Trombley will continue to serve as an advisor to the Board of Trustees of The Huntington, and has also been engaged as a consultant to the Schiff Foundation and the Libra Foundation.Speaking to the San Marino Tribune, Susan Turner-Lowe, Vice President for Communications and Marketing at The Huntington, said there is no specific timeline in the search for a replacement, and that Dr. Hindle has accepted the temporary role “with a great deal of enthusiasm.”The Board of Trustees may engage the services of a search firm in the process, Turner-Lowe said.Trombley was named President in July 2015 after having served as President of Pitzer College in Claremont for over 13 years. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles and completed her PhD in English at the University of Southern California.After completing her PhD, she accepted a teaching position at the State University of New York in Potsdam where she earned tenure in three years as an associate professor of English. She later became vice president of academic affairs and dean at Coe College, a private liberal arts school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe Community News No Timeline to Replace Huntington Library Director After Unexpected Resignation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 6:40 pm 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

GSE NPL Sales: Working Toward ‘Favorable Outcomes for Borrowers’

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have completed a total of 117,466 nonperforming loan sales as of December 31, 2018. The FHFA’s Enterprise Non-Performing Loan Sales Report states that these sales held a total unpaid principal balance (UPB) of $22.2 billion. According to the FHFA, the purpose of the sale of non-performing loans (NPL) by the GSEs is to reduce the number of delinquent loans held in their inventories and transfers credit risk to the private sector.  “The sales help achieve more favorable outcomes for borrowers and local communities than the outcomes that would be achieved if the Enterprises held the NPLs in their portfolios,” the FHFA states. “The sales also help reduce losses to the Enterprises and to taxpayers.”The NPLs sold by Fannie and Freddie as of December 31 had an average delinquency of 1.4 to 6.2 years and an average loan-to-value ratio of 92%. Nearly half of the loans sold (45%) are from New Jersey, New York and Florida. The FHFA states that prior to the start of NPL program sales in 2015, these three states accounted for 47% of the GSE’s loans that were one year or more delinquent.According to the FHFA, NPLs sold by the GSEs on occupied homes had the highest rate of foreclosure avoidance outcomes, at 33.5% compared to 14.3% for vacant properties. Likewise, these vacant properties had a significantly higher rate of foreclosure, at 72.9% compared to 32.2% for borrower occupied properties.Fannie Mae’s last NPL sale included 4,300 loans totaling $770.13 million in UPB. The winning bidders of the four pools for the transaction, expected to close on July 23, 2019, were Igloo Series IV Trust (Balbec Capital, LP) for Pool 1, MFRA Trust 2015-1 (MFA) for Pool 2, Elkhorn Depositor LLC (Roosevelt Mortgage Company, LLC) for Pool 3, and VRMTG ACQ, LLC (VWH Capital Management, LP) for Pool 4.Fannie Mae originally announced this NPL sale on May 14, 2019, a day after Freddie Mac announced the completion of its auction of 1,789 non-performing residential first lien loans (NPLs) from its mortgage-related investments portfolio on Tuesday. The loans totaled around $307 million, and are currently serviced by NewRez LLC, doing business as Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing. The transaction is expected to settle in July 2019. Previous: The AI Factor: Charting the Industry’s Road Ahead Next: The Silver Lining: Natural Disasters and Tech Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure Investment NPL 2019-06-18 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save June 18, 2019 2,097 Views Tagged with: Foreclosure Investment NPL The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GSE NPL Sales: Working Toward ‘Favorable Outcomes for Borrowers’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles GSE NPL Sales: Working Toward ‘Favorable Outcomes for Borrowers’ Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Four people arrested in Derry as part of major drugs investigation

first_img Four people arrested in Derry as part of major drugs investigation Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter By News Highland – October 14, 2014 Three men and a woman were today arrested in Derry as part of an operation into the supply of drugs in Northern Ireland.The three men are aged 30, 40 and 42, while the woman is 44 years-old.Along with the four people arrested in Derry, five other people have been arrested in Manchester, Belfast and Newtownards in connection with the same drugs investigation.The people have been taken to custody suites in Belfast, Antrim and Derry for interview.Police said searches were carried out in the Manchester area, Derry, Belfast, Newry and Newtownards.A number of items including documents, cash, phones, jewellery and small quantities of suspected drugs have been removed for further examination.The two suspects arrested in England are being brought to Northern Ireland.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleSIPO to investigate expenses claims of former Councillor Dessie LarkinNext articleAll the details from Budget 2015 as they were revealed News Highland Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Members of Donegal Action Against Austerity file complaint to Gardai over Anglo tapes

first_img Facebook Twitter By News Highland – June 27, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Three members of Donegal Action Against Austerity have filed a formal criminal complaint with Gardai – over the behaviour of Anglo Irish Bank officials.The anti-austerity campaigners attended Buncrana Garda Station yesterday.They are hoping that other people around the country make similar complaints at their local Garda stations.One of the people who filed the complaints in Buncrana, was Joe Murphy, he says he wants people all over the country who have been angered by the Anglo tapes, to file complaints at their local Garda station:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/joem1pm.mp3[/podcast] Members of Donegal Action Against Austerity file complaint to Gardai over Anglo tapes Pinterest Previous articleShipquay Street and Strand Road to be closed to traffic during FleadhNext articleTanaiste to raise John Downey arrest with British Secretary of State News Highland Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Update on Road Closures in North Donegal – some unanticipated damage caused to local…

first_img Previous articleCockhill Celtic begin defence of crown away at Swilly RoversNext articleFlooding crisis: City of Derry Airport updates flight schedule for Thursday News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – August 23, 2017 Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Donegal County Council have been working tirelessly throughout the night and most of the day to assess the extensive damage and work towards repairing the county’s infrastructure.It is hoped the Cockhill Bridge and the Drumfree to Clonmany Road will reopen shortly.The Council have now advised that the road between Quigley’s Point and Muff will not reopen this evening as previously hoped.Senior Roads Engineer with Donegal County Council, Brendan O’Donnell says other damage has been caused to local roads North of Buncrana which was unanticipated and has left a number of homes cut off:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/odonnell530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Donegal County Council have issued a full updated list of road closures:R239 Muff to Quigley’s Point Road will remain closed overnight to allow for further remedial works due to extensive damageR239 Three Trees – Debris Removal & Strengthening – Single file traffic system in operation with traffic lightsR238 Cockhill – Debris Removal & Assessment – ReopenedR244 Craignahorna – Masonary Arch Collapse – Projected open to traffic not feasible in the short term , local diversions in placeR240 Riverside – Concrete Structure Collapse – Projected open to traffic not feasible in the short term , local diversions in placeR238Gortaran – Debris Removal, assessment & parapet replacement –  ReopenedClashygowan road in St. Johnston closed (from Rankins towards McGills).Donegal County Council asks that anyone travelling on any roads exercises due care and attention due to the scale of damage from the floods last night to the areas in North Donegal. There is ongoing assessment in the areas affected by the flooding. Facebook Pinterest Google+ Update on Road Closures in North Donegal – some unanticipated damage caused to local roads Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Severe T’Storms Possible Wednesday Evening

first_imgA front moves in over Ocean City late Tuesday afternoon (June 16) and brings heavy downpours and lightning. As we begin March, another surge of warm air moves into the Northeast on Wednesday ahead of a strong cold front. Similar to last Saturday, a battle zone between the warm, unstable air and drier, chilly air will trigger another line of scattered t’storms. The threat of strong gusty winds, frequent lightning, heavy downpours and possible hail as the front moves through Wednesday evening.An enhanced risk of severe storms extends across Southern NJ.Southwest winds will be quite strong (around 20mph) on Wednesday as clouds and fog should dominate at least through the morning hours. Temperatures will be mainly in the 50s but should climb into the 60s by afternoon. Temperatures inland will soar into the 70s.Forecast High Temperatures For Wednesday.Most of the severe storm potential will be inland as the marine air will diminish storms as they move east. However, we still could see strong gusty winds, lightning, small hail and heavy downpours.Models shows scattered showers and t’storms moving through our area after 4pm Wednesday. (Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.com)Colder Air Returns..The pattern continues on a rollercoaster ride causing rapid changes in temperatures. Cold air returns behind the front and temperatures fall back to normal on Thursday. Despite the sunshine, it will be quite windy as northwest winds (20-25mph) with gusts 35+mph.High Temperatures on Thursday will struggle to hit 50 degrees but with the wind will make it feel like its in the low 40s.A weak storm system will moves through on Friday with a reinforcing shot of colder air. Along with the front, showers will break out and a slight chance of a few flakes mixing in. The best chance of any snow will be north of our area.Next front brings more showers and even some flakes.Cold air will continue into the weekend as high pressure will build in. Saturday will be the coldest day with highs around 40 degrees. It will be quite brisk with stiff northwest winds around 20mph with higher gusts making it feel like its in the 30s. Less wind on Sunday but temperatures will still remain in the 40s. Milder air returns for Monday and Tuesday with highs back into the 50s.last_img read more

Irn-Bru looks to grow sales south of the border

first_imgIrn-Bru seeks to drive southern sales Scottish soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr is hoping its latest Irn-Bru campaign will help drive growth in bakeries south of the border.A £3m national marketing campaign is under way, with a new 40-second TV advert to break in England this month.Head of marketing Adrian Troy told British Baker that Irn-Bru remains very popular in its Scottish heartland, but the firm is keen to drive sales across the rest of the UK. “Bakery has been a sector we’ve been incredibly successful with in recent years, especially in the north of England and Scotland, with 500ml PET bottles,” he explained.The drink can be found in the likes of Sayers the Bakers and Greggs in the north of England, but Troy said the fi rm was hoping to expand its presence to Greggs stores nationwide in the near future. Impulse sales of Irn-Bru increased 18% in England & Wales in the past year (Nielsen data: total impulse England and Wales value, MAT 19.03.11).last_img read more