Goldman to exclude US from Facebook placement

first_img Tags: NULL Goldman to exclude US from Facebook placement More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and Show Comments ▼ whatsapp GOLDMAN Sachs has decided to limit its private placement of Facebook shares to investors outside the United States, citing “intense media coverage,” according to the investment bank.“In light of this intense media coverage, Goldman Sachs has decided to proceed only with the offer to investors outside the US,” the company said in a statement.Goldman began notifying clients of its decision on Sunday night in Asia, and clients in Europe and the United States were being told on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported.Goldman said the decision not to conduct a private placement of the shares of Facebook, a closely held company, in the United States was solely its own and was not required or requested by any other party. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adscenter_img Share alison.lock Monday 17 January 2011 1:46 pm whatsapplast_img read more

ICC World Cup 2019: Full players list of all 10 teams

first_img icc world cup 2019 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingINDIAVirat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra JadejaPAKISTANSarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik (vc), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad HasnainENGLANDEoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (vc & wk), Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark WoodAFGHANISTANGulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.AUSTRALIAAaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (vc & wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam ZampaBANGLADESHMashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu JayedNEW ZEALANDKane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross TaylorSOUTH AFRICAFaf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (vc & wk), David Miller, JP Duminy, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz ShamsiSRI LANKADimith Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis (wk), Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga LakmalWEST INDIESJason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley NurseAlso Read: World Cup 2019: Gayle, Russell in Windies squad; 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United Bank for Africa PLC ( Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Ketsiree Wongwan Collaborating Architect:Kraipol Jayanetra, Tongjai Tetiwong, Prueksakul Kornudom, Perapon SuriyamongkolStructural Engineer:Vichian SomboonLandscape Architect:Satanan ChanowannaBuilding Contractor:Royal House Thailand City:Pak KretCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The site of two houses at Nichada Village is located in a suburban gated community in Bangkok, Thailand, where the land plot is very tight for two houses.  The houses belong to two brothers, who are very close, yet, have a different lifestyle. They wish to live close to each other and spend some time together.  However, they also wish to establish a private distance when they need. The architect initially began the design process by using one simple building typology and repeat it on both houses. However, once this design development get into the detail level the logic of repetition has evolved to response to a difference need of two different individual.  As a result, these two houses at Nichada do look appropriately similar on the first glance, yet they can contain their own specific atmosphere once we dwell within them.   Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanThe typology of these two houses is organized in a long rectangular format.  The automobile garages are located on the west at the entrance of the houses, and the main double volume living area is on the east at the end of the houses.  Then, programs such as foyers, dining area, kitchens, toilets, and guess bedrooms are place in between the garages and the living area to perform as a transition from the outside as we move further inward to house.  The main master bedrooms are placed on top of these transitional area allowing a direct visual dialogue to the main living area.  Both of houses are visually connected as one big living room through the large sliding doors on both house, and they are marked the edge of the house by single flight stairs.  Basically, these two house share this repetitive logical organization.Save this picture!Cross Section Houses A/BHowever, in sense of dwelling, these two houses contain a different atmosphere which reflect the character of the owner.  The white and blue house is belong to the elder brother, a professional golfer who enjoys outdoor lifestyle but also love to be in a solitude atmosphere.  He wishes to spend most of his time working, dining, and relaxing around the living area, and only wish to retreat to a bedroom at late night. To achieve the wish of the client, the architect decided to make a large opening on both the north and the east of the living area in order to let the light to cast through the large double volume white brick wall, the main core element of this house. The other elements both brick and blue color wall, are chosen to work as a subtle contrast effect between calm and vibrant atmosphere. Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanThe dark brown house, on the contrary, reflects a different character of the younger brother, a night club entrepreneur who love to party.  From the beginning, he expressed his desire to dwell in a dark raw industrial like atmosphere, but the house should also be cozy as well. Again, to achieve his wish, the architect repeatedly uses light as a tool to define the atmosphere of this house, but at this time, he intend to cast the light in order to create a subtle dramatic affect for this house.  First due to its position where the living area has to face the south side in order to visually connect with the elder brother’s house, it is not proper to exactly repeat the double volume glazing similar to elder’s brother sliding door. A large corner opening sliding door at the lower level and the solid blank wall with few opening at the top level of the living room was used to maintain the concept of connection between the two houses.  On the other sides of the top part of the living area, rather than a large opening window similar to the elder’s brother house, few narrow opening were used to control amount of sunlight to create a lantern effect to this room.  In return, rather than providing a grand monumental effect like the white and blue house, the details of this dark brown house have shape the house to be more in a subtle dynamic mood.Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanThough these two house initially begin its design process by adapting the same building typology, however with a careful concern to the individual personality of the dwellers, the site’s climate and contextual, this one building typology will gradually transform to response the specific needs of the requirement. The architect strongly believe that this design approach can allow the architect to establish the coexisting relationship between being unique and being uniform all together.Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanProject gallerySee allShow lessJaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo ArchitectsSelected ProjectsWorkshop: Genoa Summer School 4Workshop Share Projects Houses Photographs Thailand Area:  340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Ketsiree Wongwan+ 33 Share Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTwo Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects CopyAbout this officeAlkhemist ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPak KretThailandPublished on April 29, 2016Cite: “Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects” 29 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Pak Kret, Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects Year:  2013 Architects: Alkhemist Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

An inside account of the Indigenous uprising in Ecuador

first_imgOct. 16 — On Oct. 7, 4000 Indigenous people from towns in and around the same canton marched for four hours to Ibarra to present a manifesto to the governor of Imbabura. The governor refused to meet with them and later rejected their primary demands: Cease the military aggression against Indigenous communities and support their resistance to the “paquetazo” (economic package) ordered by the International Monetary Fund and Decree 883, which removed fuel subsidies. Our friend – we’ll call him K – decided to join the Paro Nacional (Great National Uprising) when he attended a people’s assembly on Oct. 8 organized in his community by the Federación Indígena y Campesina de Imbabura. FICI is affiliated with CONAIE, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador. K said that FICI includes Indigenous communities from the following: the Otavalos, Caranquis and Natabuela people. K is Otavalao and a veteran of two decades of resistance led by the CONAIE against former presidents of Ecuador who were imposing the dictates of the Washington Consensus [the IMF, World Bank and U.S. Federal Reserve] on the people of Ecuador.In July 1999, FICI marched to Quito, the capital, for a Paro Nacional called by CONAIE. The paro was a general strike which overthrew then President Jamil Mahuad. The manifesto of that insurrection reads as if it were written today.In 1999, a three-day march of Indigenous women from Imbabura traversed 60 miles over arid terrain and poorly paved mountain roads reaching Quito on July 15. Brutal repression failed to stop that march even though the national police and the military dropped tear gas bombs from helicopters on the marchers. FICI was planning a similar three-day march on the capital city of Quito for the Paro Nacional that ended this past Sunday, Oct. 13. But last week, the people were spontaneously rising up, and to catch up with the uprising, FICI had to organize comuneros – Indigenous participants – to ride in big trucks and in double decker buses volunteered by a local bus company. The vehicles carried hundreds of comuneros back and forth between Imbabura and Quito during the uprising.K said he joined the Paro for the sake of his daughters, his grandchildren and his extended family. The comuneros took children to Quito, not expecting that the repression would be an order of magnitude greater than anything they had ever experienced before.  The mobilization itself was a huge and militant uprising of the Indigenous movement, with estimates of 50,000 Indigenous marchers in Quito. They were met in solidarity by hundreds of well-organized Quito residents, Afro-Ecuadorians, students and workers who joined them in the streets. Solidarity in QuitoComuneros were housed in five universities in the center of the city. Residents of Quito provided more than enough food and water, mattresses, blankets and personal hygiene items for the out-of-town marchers. The staff in the Politechnical Catholic University, where K found refuge with about 700 people, maintained clean bathrooms and showers that were constantly in use. People could hardly rest for two straight nights in Quito as the cops kept firing tear gas and noise bombs in and around their campus shelters. The national police used up all their tear gas and sent ambulances to other cities to get more. The gas canisters were being used as bullets – shot at protesters’ heads and bodies, injuring hundreds of people.In the midst of the chaos, cops called a truce and then double-crossed mothers with children. Cops advised the women that they would be safe in the House of Culture. After the women and children were inside, the police gassed the building. The Indigenous people were outraged. The well-reported repression was so brutal that the Indigenous forces devised guerrilla tactics for self-defense. K reported that he saw a huge explosion in Arbolito Park at 12:40 a.m. on Oct. 12 that rocked Quito. After being chased by mounted police, comuneros strung heavy steel wire between lamp posts on the streets where cops on motorcycles and horseback charged the protesters. Small groups coordinated to surround the police and pelt them with stones from all directions. No cops were seriously injured. Nor has the government taken responsibility for the deaths, injuries and disappearances among the demonstrators.The general strike forced President Lenín Moreno to call for dialogue. Unfortunately, it was much too late to spare the lives of the eight people killed by the police – as reported by the Defensoria del Pueblo (the national organization for the defense of human rights in Ecuador), and too late to prevent grievous injuries to many hundreds more. The Defensoria del Pueblo did not report on the disappeared, which CONAIE estimated to be more than 100.The joint commission of government and Indigenous representatives is meeting today, Oct. 16, to replace Decree 883, in accordance with the agreement in last Sunday’s dialogue. K was disappointed to learn that not all the items of the paquetazo were going to be placed on the table for discussion.Lawfare feels like a police stateThe persecutions and arrests of political leaders of Moreno’s main opposition party, the Revolución Ciudadana (Citizens’ Revolution) of former President Rafael Correa, have intensified. This repression occurs parallel with the dialogue and the work of the joint commission. Assembly member Gabriela Rivadeneira, former president of the National Assembly and former governor of Imbabura Province is now targeted. K witnessed her marching with the Indigenous people of Otavalo on Monday, Oct. 7. Today she is reported to be a political exile in Mexico with Ricardo Patiño who the minister closest to Rafael Correa. The arrest of the prefect [magistrate] of Pichincha Province, Paula Pabón, was recorded and the video has gone viral on social networks. Pabón’s recent election was considered to be a major victory for the Revolución Ciudadana. Several other leaders are exiled or being sought. Vice President Jorge Glas, a political prisoner for more than two years, was the first target of Moreno’s power grab after Glas exposed Moreno’s corruption in August 2017. Although few people believe him, Moreno has claimed that Correa was paying the Indigenous $45 a day to hold the general strike and charging that Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela,  and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) were supporting the Indigenous movement. K said that the people knew that the whole world was watching. Today, the CONAIE are calling on CIDH – Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos ( in Spanish) – to investigate claims of human rights violations against the general strike participants.K had not yet learned as of yesterday, Oct. 15, that only Decree 883 was on the table of the joint commission. When informed of the current situation, K said that he went into the streets to fight the IMF paquetazo of neoliberal reforms and to get Moreno out, not just to repeal 883. Many people here in Ibarra are disappointed that the CONAIE has agreed to limit negotiations. The class struggle has only begun in Ecuador. ¡Hasta la victoria siempre! Until victory!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Tiananmen Square massacre still a taboo subject in press and online on 19th anniversary / 1989年6月4日:媒体永远的禁区

first_imgNews ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News On the eve of the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 4 June 1989, Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of the four journalists and cyber-dissidents who are in jail for taking a position on this taboo subject. “The sports events and the festivities that will take place in this central Beijing square in August will not be able to erase this dark page in China’s history,” the press freedom organisation said. Follow the news on China Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 3, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tiananmen Square massacre still a taboo subject in press and online on 19th anniversary / 1989年6月4日:媒体永远的禁区 to go further On the eve of the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 4 June 1989, Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of the four journalists and cyber-dissidents who are in jail for taking a position on this taboo subject and condemns the relentless censorship about the massacre, in which at least 2,000 Chinese students and workers died.All the Chinese media are forbidden to refer openly to what was a major event in contemporary Chinese history. Censorship is also extremely severe on the Internet.”The Chinese authorities are trying to use the Olympic Games to make people forget what happened on 4 June 1989 in Tiananmen Square,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But the sports events and the festivities that will take place in this central Beijing square in August will not be able to erase this dark page in China’s history. It is deplorable that the Communist Party has spent the past 19 years using censorship and repression in an attempt to wipe out the memory of the Beijing Spring.”The press freedom organisation added: “While the International Olympic Committee’s executive committee meets tomorrow in Athens, we asks its president, Jacques Rogge, to call for the release of prisoners of conscience before the start of the Beijing Olympics. Those freed should include journalist Shi Tao, who is serving a 10-year sentence for sending an email about the Tiananmen Square events.”Reporters Without Borders, which gave a news conference in Athens on 30 May about the games, recently revealed that an IOC memo defended the choice of Tiananmen Square as the venue for an Olympic torch ceremony on the grounds that it was “one of the world’s most famous public squares.” The IOC also described the decision to start the Olympic marathon in Tiananmen Square as a matter for the Chinese. “The IOC is a sports organisation,” the memo said. “It is not appropriate for us to dictate the usage of sites that may have an historical and political significance for large numbers of people.”As the Red Army’s tanks crushed the Beijing student uprising on 4 June 1989, the authorities launched a massive crackdown in which thousands of people were arrested. According to Human Rights Watch, at least 130 people are still in prison for taking part in the student insurrection.The Chinese people are still prevented from making free use of the Internet to find out what happened on 4 June 1989 in Beijing and other Chinese cities. Any attempt to search for “Liu Si,” the Chinese abbreviation for 4 June, on the Baidu or Sohu search engines is completely blocked and results in the connection to the site being reinitialised.If the same search is made on Sina or, the overwhelming majority of results are not about the 1989’s bloody events but about Tiananmen Square as an historic place. The links to articles overtly about 4 June 1989 are blocked. When you click on these links, the connection is reinitialised.No reference to 4 June is allowed in the press without specific permission from the government. Several senior members of the staff of the newspaper Chengdu Wanbao were fired in June 2007 for permitting the publication of an announcement on its website paying homage to the courageous mothers of 4 June – a reference to the mothers of the Tiananmen Square victims who defend their memory.Shi Tao of the daily Dangdai Shang Bao (Contemporary Business News) is one of the journalists and cyber-dissidents who are in prison because of the stance they have taken on the massacre. Shi was convicted of “illegally divulging state secrets abroad” on 30 April 2005 because he forwarded an internal email message about Tiananmen Square anniversary coverage to a friend based outside the country.Shi acknowledged forwarding the message, which warned of the dangers of social unrest and destabilisation linked to the return of dissidents to Beijing for the anniversary, but he disputed its confidential nature. Since his arrest on 24 November 2004 in the northeastern city of Taiyuan, he has been held in a detention centre in the southern city of Changsha, where he is forced to work.Agence France-Presse has reported a reinforcement of the normal police presence in Tiananmen Square on the eve of the anniversary. Surveillance had also been stepped up outside the homes of several dissidents. Chen Xi, a dissident based in the in the central city of Guiyang, was prevented from boarding a flight to Beijing, where he had intended to participate in activities in solidarity with the victims.”I could not go to Beijing but I will nonetheless protest at a distance to show our disapproval of the government,” he wrote on the overseas Chinese website Boxun. He said he planned to organised a silent gathering and commemorative activities on the Internet.The same Boxun article also reported that surveillance of Qi Zhiyong, who lost a leg during the repression, was stepped up three weeks ago.Ding Zilin, the mother of one of the massacre victims, posted an open letter to the authorities on the Tiananmen Mothers website ( calling for the national flag to be flown at half mast in honour of the Tiananmen victims as it was for the victims of the recent earthquake.On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Reporters Without Borders calls on the Chinese authorities to:- release the 31 journalists and 48 cyber-dissidents who are currently in prison- abolish press and Internet censorship about the events of 4 June 1989- stop harassing journalists who participated in “Beijing Spring” and stop employing abusive measures (including house arrest, tailing and phone tapping) against them- allow exiled journalists and dissidents to return to China in complete safety- allow the Chinese and international press to report freely on the activities of dissident groups.——————1989年6月4日:媒体永远的禁区奥委会在“六四”天安门事件纪念日当天在雅典召开会议。在1989年6月4日天安门事件十九周年纪念日之际,无国界记者再次要求释放由于对“六四”事件持不同意见而入狱的四名记者和互联网异见人士。“六四”事件中,至少两千名中国学生、工人遇难,因受到查禁,中国各媒体对此中国当代历史上如此重大事件缄口不言,无国界记者对这种严厉的审查制度深表遗憾和痛惜。 无国界记者称,“距奥运会开幕还有两个月,中国政府试图让人们淡忘1989年“六四”天安门事件。十九年来,中国共产党要通过镇压和审查竭力抹去北京1989年那个春天的记忆。不过,八月份在北京举行的体育比赛和天安门广场上的庆祝活动不会撕去中国历史阴暗的一页。在2008年5月30日雅典举行的新闻发布会上,无国界记者称,“国际奥委会执行委员会在6月4日在希腊雅典召开会议,我们呼吁Jacques Rogge表明立场,支持在奥运会前释放由于政见不同而入狱的犯人,尤其是因寄出一封有关天安门事件的电子邮件而被判十年徒刑的记者师涛。” 四月,无国界记者公布了一份秘密备忘录:奥委会支持在天安门广场为奥运圣火举行庆祝仪式。因为这是“世界最著名的广场之一”。奥委会把马拉松长跑起点的决定权交付北京的组织者,备忘录指出,“奥委会是一个体育组织,对我们来说,由于历史或政治原因而指责应用某些场地的做法很不合适”。 1989年6月4日,中国军队的坦粉碎了北京学生运动,政府的镇压浪潮导致几千人入狱。据人权观察组织称,目前,至少仍有130人由于参加了当时的学生运动在监狱服刑。中国网民无法从中国的互联网上获取1989年6月4日天安门事件的有关信息。在搜索引擎“百度”、“搜狐”上,输入“六四”结果只会一无所获,网页会自动被刷新。在“新浪”、“中国谷歌(”上,大多数搜索结果只是把天安门作为名胜古迹介绍。有关“六四”天安门事件的文章链接会被阻止。如果网民点击这些链接,网页会自动刷新。在媒体上,如果没有政府的同意,任何有关“六四”事件的报道都不允许发表。2007年6月,《成都晚报》的几名总编被撤职,原因是他们刊出了某组织的一个广告,而这则广告颂扬的正是天安门事件遇难者母亲们的勇气。在“六四”事件持不同意见的记者和网络异见人士中,《大连商报》的师涛就是其中之一。师涛把报社里一篇提醒记者维护社会稳定以及天安门事件纪念日来临之际可能面临的危险的内部参考消息发给了国外的一位朋友。2005年4月30日,石涛以“向外国泄露国家机密”的罪名被判刑。师涛承认通过电子邮件把该文章发给了朋友,但是,他对文章是否属于机密提出质疑。自2004年11月24日石涛在长沙被拘留后,一直被关押在看守所内,后被迫到太原劳动改造。在“六四”事件日念日前夕,法国新闻社观察到天安门广场上警察数量增多,对不同政见者的住宅监控程度加强。陈希,就是其中之一。他本计划在贵阳乘飞机赴京参加一场“六四”事件纪念活动,但由于受阻未能成行。陈西在博讯网站上表明,“尽管不能去北京,但是,身在异地的我还要有所行动,以表明对政府行为的不满。”对此,他计划组织静坐集会,并在网络上组织纪念活动。博讯网上的同一篇文章还提到了二十几天来,在“六四”中失去一条腿的齐志勇受到严密监控的消息。 “六四”事件一名遇难者的母亲丁子霖在天安门母亲网(值此天安门事件纪念日之际,无国界记者请求中国政府: 释放被关押的31名记者和48名网络异见者。 允许各种媒体和网络发表有关1989年“六四”运动的文章和报道。 停止对参加北京春天天安门事件记者的骚扰和所有不人道措施(软禁、跟踪、窃听电话等等)。 允许流亡海外的记者和不同政见者安全返回中国。 允许中外媒体在不受任何干扰的情况下报道持不同政见组织的活动。 June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

LegalShield Service Results Provide Glimpse into Secondary Effects of Covid-19

first_img Facebook LegalShield Service Results Provide Glimpse into Secondary Effects of Covid-19 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 WhatsApp LegalShield Top 5 Areas of Law in 2020center_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter Previous articleRite Aid Opens More Than 300 New No-Charge COVID-19 Testing SitesNext articleStride, Inc. Taps Online Education Expert to Lead Learning Solutions Division Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Three Indicators Impacting Housing

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Three Indicators Impacting Housing Related Articles Credit Availability Fannie Mae FHA FHFA FICO scores Freddie Mac high-risk mortgage Housing Supply Inventory MBS UMBS Urban Institute 2019-03-28 Radhika Ojha Subscribe March 28, 2019 1,110 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Availability Fannie Mae FHA FHFA FICO scores Freddie Mac high-risk mortgage Housing Supply Inventory MBS UMBS Urban Institute Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Three Indicators Impacting Housing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The government-sponsored enterprises’ (GSEs) move towards single security, the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s) credit box changes, and the supply of homes available for sale are three trends that will likely shape the mortgage market in 2019 and beyond, according to the Urban Institute’s latest Monthly Chartbook.The GSEs’ Move Towards UMBSWhile the nonagency share of mortgage securitizations has increased gradually over the years, from 1.8 percent in 2016 to 4.4 percent in 2018, it has seen an uptick since February 2019, inching upwards to 7.15 percent, the report revealed. Nonagency securitization volume totaled $95.2 billion for 2018, a 41 percent increase over 2017.The report said that the Urban Institute would monitor the GSEs’ move towards single security after the Federal Housing Finance Agency recently issued the final rule on this move. This move is likely to have a far-reaching impact on the mortgage market in 2019 and beyond, the report indicated.This initiative will unify Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s currently separate mortgage-backed securities (MBS) into a single, comingled security, called unified mortgage-backed security (UMBS). The final rule requires the GSEs to align their policies, programs, and practices that can impact cash-flows to holders of to-be-announced TBA-eligible MBS. “The market had anticipated these actions, and the price differential between Fannie and Freddie securities had converged some time ago; prior to discussions on the UMBS, Freddie Mac needed to subsidize its security to the detriment of taxpayers,” the report stated. How these UMBS, which go live on June 3, trade, will shape the MBS market.The Chartbook also indicated that the volume of Alt-A and subprime securitization showed the largest growth within the private label securitization (PLS) market with subprime securitizations more than doubling and Alt-A securitizations more than quadrupling from 2017 to 2018. This indicated a distinct “change in the mix” of PLS, the report indicated.FHA’s Credit Box AnnouncementThe second factor that is likely to impact borrowers and lenders is the FHA’s changes to its credit box. The recent announcement is aimed at mitigating FHA’s concerns about endorsing mortgages with higher risk characteristics.One of the key changes announced by the FHA is to refer certain higher-risk mortgages for manual underwriting, which is more labor intensive and costly for lenders. According to the report, while it is too early to tell whether this will discourage lenders from originating the affected mortgages and to what degree, the Urban Institute will be “monitoring the credit characteristics of new FHA originations to identify the impact of this change to credit availability.”The Issue With Housing SupplyFinally, even as the first lien origination volume for the full year of 2018 finished at $1.63 trillion, down from $1.81 trillion in 2017, a recent pullback in rates, the start of the homebuying season, and a continued strong economy are likely to see the demand for homes to pick up again. However, the report indicated that housing supply has been trending downwards throughout 2018 and though it increased month over month in February, inventory was still lower than the previous years. It, therefore, remains to be seen “whether months supply will continue its downward trend in 2019” and how that would impact the demand for homes.Click here to read the full chartbook.center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Making Sense of Home Sales Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Fannie Mae, the CFPB, and More Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Bloody Sunday relative says legal action should follow Saville report

first_imgNews A Bloody Sunday relative has said those responsible for shooting 14 people dead in Derry should face prosecutions if the Saville Inquiry report finds that the victims were killed unlawfully.The long-awaited report into how 14 people were killed by British troops in Derry in 1972 will be published on 15 June.It took 12 years to compile and cost £200m, making it the most expensive inquiry in UK legal history.John Kelly, who’s brother Michael was killed on Bloody Sunday, says those repsonsible for the killings should face the rule of the law………[podcast][/podcast] By News Highland – June 1, 2010 Previous articleMalin Head coastguard search turns out to be a hoaxNext articleCrawford calls for housing grant review News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img Bloody Sunday relative says legal action should follow Saville report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestlast_img read more

Fears for the future of LYIT’s Killybegs campus

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 8, 2013 Pinterest Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Fears for the future of LYIT’s Killybegs campus 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleWorse than locals feared – HSE to close 10 beds at Dungloe District HospitalNext articlePAC want to know how Revenue will deal with people who cannot pay property tax News Highland center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp News Google+ Thomas Pringle INDThere are fears that the Letterkenny Institute of Technology School of Tourism may be moved from Killybegs.Deputy Thomas Pringle told the Dail this evening that a review of costs could signal the end of the delivery of Tourism courses in Killybegs, and that would have a serious impact on other courses and programmes there, particularly in adult education.He’s organised a public meeting for Killybegs next Monday night to discuss the issue.LYIT Director Paul Hannigan confirmed to Highland Radio News this evening that he intends going to that meeting.He has confirmed that options for the future of the Killybegs campus are part of a wide ranging cost review, but stressed nothing is decided…………..[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more