A journalist resigns under government pressure

first_img PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en In a letter addressed to Pakistani Information minister Nisar A. Memon, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders -RSF) expressed its deep concern after the resignation of Shaheen Sehbai, editor of the daily The News, on March 1st 2002. “We ask the new Information minister to clear up this case “, declared Robert Ménard, RSF general secretary. “Government statements in favour of press freedom go right against the government’s manipulations” he deplored. The organisation for the defence of press freedom also asked the minister to do everything in his power to have the call for journalists’ free circulation launched by the SAARC on 9 March 2002 heard and enforced.According to the information obtained by RSF, Shaheen Sehbai, editor of the English-speaking daily The News, filed his resignation on March1st 2002 and declared he was acting under “government pressure”. Indeed, the journalist would have refused to dismiss Kamran Khan, Amir Mateen and Rauf Klasra, the three of them journalists for the daily, as requested by his editor in chief. Kamran Khan had signed an article suggesting that Sheikh Omar, instigator of the abduction of the American journalist Daniel Pearl, was involved in the attack against the Indian parliament last December. As for Amir Mateen, based in Washington, he had revealed that during the last official journey of President Pervez Musharraf in the United States, some of his ministers “had remained in the shadow” for security reasons. Shaheen Sehbai and Rauf Klasra had already complained, a few weeks earlier, about pressures exerted by secret agencies. March 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist resigns under government pressure PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News News to go further Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Organisation News It is not the first time that the government brings pressure to bear on the management of a daily. On 21 July 2001, Masood Malik, journalist for the daily in Urdu Nawa-i-Waqt, had been demoted the day after his intervention with General Musharraf. On July 20, the journalist had attended the press conference given by the Pakistani head of State at the Agra summit and had asked the following question: “If an elected head of State had gone to the summit, he may have been more productive. What’s your opinion?” The next day, the journalist was asked to leave the reporting team and to join the editorial staff for having “violated” the newspaper editorial line. The press and information department, regulatory body for the Pakistani media, had put pressure on the daily managers so that a sanction be taken against the journalist. Besides, Reporters sans frontières is pleased with the call launched by the Information ministers of the countries members of the SAARC (Southern Asia Association for Regional Co-operation) at the summit closing conference on 9 March 2002, inviting to journalists’ free circulation in that zone. The organisation for the defence of press freedom is hoping that the work-meetings on that topic, mentioned by the Pakistani Information minister, will be effective. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Follow the news on Pakistan Receive email alerts January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


REO Volume in High-Performing Metros

first_img California Foreclosure metros REO 2019-05-01 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago May 1, 2019 2,709 Views 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 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: California Foreclosure metros REO About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago A recent report lists the top 10 and bottom 10 metroes by forecast growth through June 2019, featuring REO saturation by city. The End of Q1 2019 Home Data Index report from ClearCapital highlights growth by Home Price Index (HPI) growth and forecast HPI.The Mcallen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas metro tops ClearCapital’s list with a forecast HPI of 80.95 and a forecast growth of 2.94%. The Mcallen-Edinburg-Mission metro’s current REO saturation is at 1.62%, relatively low compared to other metros on the list. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada and Akron, Ohio take the second and third spot, with REO saturation of 10.18 percent and 14.72 percent, respectively.Other high-performing metroes include Akron, Ohio; Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia; Tucson, Arizona; Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California; and Orlando, Florida.Rochester, New York is ranked as the bottom metro by forecast growth. ClearCapital notes a 92.89 forecast HPI and an HPI Index Growth -4.49% in this metro and an REO saturation according to the report of 10.63%.Many metroes in the bottom ten and top ten lists hold REO saturations of over 10%. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland holds the highest listed REO saturation at 16.52%, followed by the St. Louis metro at 15.25% and the Chicago metro area at 15.35%.On a national level, home prices are increasing, according to First American Financial Corporation’s February Real Housing Price Index (RHPI). The Index reveals that real house prices increased 2.9% year-over-year while the consumer house-buying power has increased 2.4% year-over-year. First American’s data is in line with ClearCapital’s data for California, revealing strong growth in the San Jose metro area.According to First American, California leads the nation for potential home buyers, as four cities—San Jose, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego—where among six whose RHPI decreased and affordability increased. First American calculations of realtor.com in February 2019 show that the number of listings in San Jose, Seattle and San Francisco increased 124%, 89% and 53%, respectively, from 2018.New Hampshire (8.1%), Wisconsin (7.8%), Rhode Island (6.5%), Ohio (6%) and Georgia (6%) saw the largest year-over-year increases in the RHPI. Wyoming led the nation in the largest decrease in RHPI at 6%. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / REO Volume in High-Performing Metros The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Investment, News, REO Share Save Previous: GSE Q1 Update: From Foreclosures to Mortgage-Backed Securities Next: Mortgage Professionals Unite to Support Cancer Charity Scholarship Gala Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago REO Volume in High-Performing Metros Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more


GSEs Completed 16,000 Foreclosure Prevention Actions in April

first_img FHFA Foreclosure 2020-07-15 Mike Albanese Related Articles GSEs Completed 16,000 Foreclosure Prevention Actions in April Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Completed 16,000 Foreclosure Prevention Actions in April Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 15, 2020 1,445 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: FHFA Foreclosure Previous: Pandemic’s Impact on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo Next: Community Development Found to be Largest Value of CRA The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) completed 16,738 foreclosure prevention actions during April, according to data published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in its Foreclosure Prevention & Refinance Report.During April, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 4,528 permanent loan modifications, with 19% of their work involving modifications with principal forbearance. Modifications with extend-term only were the basis of 67% loan modifications during the month. There was a significant month-over-month spike in initiated forbearance plans, rising from 165,431 in March to 989,594, which brought the total number of loans in forbearance plans to 1.14 million, or roughly 4.1% of the total loans serviced.The FHFA also noted there were 326 short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure completed in April, a 5% decline from March.The agency also reported on the GSEs’ mortgage performance during April, the 30-59 day delinquency rate reached 3.47% while the serious delinquency rate inched up to 0.68%. The number of third-party and foreclosure sales collapsed from 1,988 in March to 344 in April, an 83% tumble, although the FHFA noted this was due to the suspension of foreclosure activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Furthermore, the FHFA determined that April’s total refinance volume reached levels not seen in seven years. The agency attributed this activity to a steady decline in mortgage rates. The percentage of cash-out mortgages dropped from 36% in March to 30% in April.April also saw 13 refinances completed through the High LTV Refinance Option, bringing total refinances through this channel to 32 since its inception earlier this year.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 4.45 million foreclosure prevention actions since they were put into federal conservatorship in September 2008.Separately, the FHFA announced last week that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would extend several of their loan origination flexibilities until August 31. The flexibilities, which were set to expire on July 31, include alternative appraisals on purchase and rate term refinance loans, alternative methods for documenting income and verifying employment before loan closing, and expanding the use of the power of attorney and remote online notarizations to assist with loan closings. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. About Author: Phil Hall Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more


Bellerin commits future to Arsenal

first_img Press Association Twenty-year-old full-back Bellerin enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Gunners in the last campaign, making the most of the opportunity presented to him by Mathieu Debuchy’s injury. He made 28 appearances and scored twice after proving his worth on the right side of Arsenal’s defence. Hector Bellerin has signed a long-term deal with Arsenal, the FA Cup holders have announced.center_img Arsenal signed Bellerin from Barcelona in the summer of 2011 and he was promoted to the first team a year ago. A short statement from Arsenal read: “Everyone at the club looks forward to Hector’s continued progress with the club.” last_img read more


YACHT MAN’S BODY FOUND IN MULROY BAY

first_imgThe body of a man in his 30s has been found near cliffs at Downings.The remains are believed to be that of the missing yachtsman Michael Green whose boat has been anchored in Sheephaven Bay for the past two weeks. Mulroy Coastguard discovered the body at approximately 5.40pm yesterday evening.The area was sealed of and the body was then handed over to Gardai.The Gardai subsequently removed the body to Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem is expected to be carried out.A spokesman for the Malin Head Coastguard confirmed the body has been positively identified as that of the missing man. Mr Green was from just outside Rathmullan but had spent some years living and working in England.An alert was sparked last week when the man’s yacht, Wood Magic, was boarded by Gardai after it had been anchored in Sheephaven Bay off Ards Friary for several days.It is not yet known how the man died.   YACHT MAN’S BODY FOUND IN MULROY BAY was last modified: July 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


BRIAN FRIEL TO BE BURIED IN HIS BELOVED GLENTIES

first_imgPlaywright Brian Friel will be buried in Glenties, the town he chose as the setting for his best known and most loved works.The late Brian Friel.His, which will not include a church service, will take place from his home in Greencastle at 12.30pm for burial in Glenties cemetery at 3pm.Friel’s three best known works, “Dancing at Lughnasa,” “Philadelphia, Here I Come” and “Translations” were all set in a fictional town called Ballybeg. However, Ballybeg was in reality the town of Glenties, his mother’s hometown.Friel’s mother, Mary McLoone was a native of Glenties where she worked in the town’s Post Office.RTE last night showed the film ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’ as a tribute to the writer.BRIAN FRIEL TO BE BURIED IN HIS BELOVED GLENTIES was last modified: October 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian FrielBURIELdeathGlentieslast_img read more


South African provincial governments

first_imgEach of South Africa’s nine provinces has its own legislature, with 30 to 80 members elected according to proportional representation. The legislature in turn elects one of its members as premier, head of the provincial government.(Image: National Council of Provinces (NCOP))Brand South Africa reporterThe premier appoints an Executive Council (akin to the national Cabinet), consisting of members of the legislature, to administer the various departments of the provincial administration. These heads of department are known as members of the Executive Council, or MECs.The legislature makes provincial laws, and may adopt a Constitution for the province if two-thirds of its members agree. A provincial Constitution must be in line with the principles of the national Constitution.Provinces are allowed legislative and executive powers – alongside the powers of the national government – over a number of issues. These include gambling, education (excluding university education), the environment, healthcare, police services, vehicle licensing and welfare.The provinces can take responsibility for administration of these issues if they have the capacity.Provinces also have exclusive powers over a number of areas, including abattoirs, ambulance services, liquor licences, local museums, culture and recreation, and provincial roads and traffic.*Updated: 6 November 2015Source: South African Government Communication and Information SystemWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


SA ‘monitoring effects of US downgrade’

first_img10 August 2011 The National Treasury and the Reserve Bank, while closely monitoring the effects of the US credit downgrade and Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, have expressed confidence in South Africa’s economy and financial markets. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus and members of the Financial Stability Oversight Committee held talks on Monday following news of the US credit rating downgrade. On Friday, for the first time in history, rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded the US from the highest possible rating of AAA to AA+. “South Africa has deep and liquid financial markets which continue to function even during this difficult time of global financial turmoil,” Gordhan and Marcus said in a joint statement. “All rating agencies rate South Africa at an investment grade. Standard and Poor’s, in particular, affirmed South Africa’s sovereign rating and even revised the rating outlook from negative to stable, citing the country’s sound economic management. “Our financial system remains strong, with adequately capitalised financial institutions, supported by a robust regulatory framework,” Gordhan and Marcus said. “The National Treasury and the Reserve Bank will continue to actively monitor the situation to mitigate any financial stability risks and any adverse short-term and long-term effects on the broader economy.” South Africa, as a member of the G20, would remain in close contact with other member countries ready to take action to ensure stability and liquidity in financial markets. “In the long term, South Africa notes the need for bold global economic leadership, especially in dealing with global financial imbalances.” Gordhan and Marcus said they remained confident in South Africa’s growth forecast and fiscal projections outlined during the 2011/12 Budget. Tabling the Budget in February, Gordhan said SA’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth was projected at 3.4 percent this year, rising to 4.1 percent next year. The forecast will be updated in October when he tables the country’s medium term budget policy statement. The government would “continue to implement measures to accelerate economic growth and stimulate faster job creation,” the statement read. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


Style Nuvo Crocheted Hairband With Beautiful Large Daisy Flower For Baby Girl Woman : Looks better in the photo

first_img Posted on July 3, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags Style Nuvo The girls looked lovely with these in their hair and the baby looked so cute, well worth the money so many colors to pick from. Bought loads of these for 5 and 1 year olds as they are so comfy good price and colour selection. Problem is they need to use better glue as the gem just falls of sometimes on first wear. Crocheted Hairband With Beautiful Large Daisy Flower For Baby Girl Woman, One SizeLarge Daisy Flower with DiamanteSoft, elasticated crocheted band is comfortable and very stretchyFabric Very nice hairband,looks beautiful on my little girls head. Great value for money, very nice product. They fitted really well and they looked so lovely on my granddaughters, my daughter is thinking off getting some more. Crocheted Hairband With Beautiful Large Daisy Flower For Baby Girl Woman, One Size : Prob a littke big for my liking but good value and a lovely colour x x x x x x. But i still have not got thisand it was due 3 days ago u should be getting when it says. Brought 4 daughter 2 wear to school. Fits really well 🖒stays in alday. Love how flower just clips of as well. This is a lovely and cheap headband but i didn’t realize how big it was. It’s too big for me, let alone my baby. Not my favourite from my recent headband purchases but will make use it of it im sure. Stone falls out of middle but nice while it lasted. Brilliant little hairband for my wee daughter. Bought this for my 3 month old. It’s brilliant, it stretches so will last her some time as she grows older. This headband is absolutely fab. My baby girl looks gorgeous in it, though the flower is a little bigger than you may expect it looks amazing on and i have had so many comments from people in the streets saying how lovely it looks. Flower is very big but looks lovely. Omg my little girl looks so cute this hairband is lovely 🙂 price is fantastic and delivery was fab ordered more i little girl is 3 months and fits great :). My 2 month old looks so adorable wearing this and will last for ages, definitely worth the price, fast dispatch and quick delivery, very happy customer. A beautiful large flower that’s glued to the head piece, head piece is small enogh for baby and streches lovely for older child. Sat perfectly on my daughter, got so many compliments. Ordered one in pink and that one was just as lovely. This is a nice item which is exactly as described. The size of the flower is quite big in comparison to the size of my 3 month old baby’s head, but she looks absolutely adorable with it on. Overall this headband is lovely, the sizing is perfect and has enough elasticity that will last for a while to come. Bear in mind though, that’s its a very bright yellow. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-07-03 18:48:58Reviewed Item Crocheted Hairband With Beautiful Large Daisy Flower For Baby Girl Woman, One SizeRating 4.1 / 5  stars, based on  35  reviewslast_img read more