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‘A veces uno tiene que dejar de lado su dolor…

first_img‘A veces uno tiene que dejar de lado su dolor y dar palabras de ánimo’ Testimonio / Diácono Jairo Chiran Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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El diácono Jairo Chiran Guillén, de 31 años, enfrenta ahora mismo un momento difícil para su comunidad y para su propia familia tras el terremoto del 16 de abril en Ecuador: quince familias de su feligresía han perdido sus casas, la iglesia está inhabitable y su propia vivienda fue parcialmente destruida.El diácono Chiran fue ordenado hace apenas un mes y realiza trabajo pastoral en la iglesia Santiago Apóstol, en La Pilas, Portoviejo. “Los temblores siguen. No tenemos iglesia, pero lo más duro es que hay mucha gente afectada. Por momentos escasea la comida, la situación es muy difícil”, dijo a ENS.El día del terremoto, el diácono Chiran había ido hasta su casa, a unos 20 minutos de la iglesia, para recoger a su esposa cuando la tragedia ocurrió. Su esposa —como muchas otras personas— sufrió una crisis nerviosa. Luego de ayudarla y cerciorarse de que sus hijos estaban bien, salió en su motocicleta hacia la parroquia.“Era doloroso ver tanta casa destruida, gente llorando por lo ocurrido, sin saber aún si habían fallecidos…Fue una tragedia”, contó.Al llegar a la parroquia, algunos feligreses se hicieron presentes y consiguieron comida para ofrecer a los vecinos que habían perdido sus casas. La noche que les esperaba sería larga y el trabajo no ha parado desde entonces.El diácono Chiran trabaja como enfermero de lunes a viernes y se dedica a la labor pastoral los fines de semana. En medio de la tragedia, sus dos vocaciones han sido de gran ayuda. Sin embargo, él mismo expresa que atestiguar tanto dolor no es tarea fácil: “La situación duele, mucha gente de mi comunidad se ha quedado sin nada. Una compañera de trabajo murió en el terremoto. Nuestra casa está muy dañada…Pero a veces uno tiene que dejar de lado su dolor y dar palabras de ánimo”.La Diócesis Litoral está buscando maneras de ayudar a comunidades como las del diácono Chiran; sin embargo, la falta de fondos limita su trabajo. “Ayuda de la diócesis aún no he recibido, pero el obispo ha prometido que si se concreta una ayuda médica de Puerto Rico, nuestra comunidad será parte del programa”, dijo Chiran.Tres días después del terremoto fue un grupo de la iglesia de Santa Elena, una provincia cercana, el cual llegó con 130 raciones de comida y 140 galones de agua. “La ayuda de los hermanos fue una bendición. Nuestra comunidad ya no tenía comida, ni mi propia familia”, aseguró.Pero el dolor y la tragedia no han frenado el deseo del diácono Chiran de servir a su comunidad. “En la ordenación nosotros repetimos: ‘Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece’, sin duda él nos está dando fuerza. El trabajo apenas comienza, esto es sólo una prueba”, aseguró.— Clara Villatoro es una periodista que reside en El Salvador. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Por Clara VillatoroPosted Apr 28, 2016 Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Jungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

first_img Jungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo CopyHouses•Guarujá, Brazil Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 62 Share Area:  805 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Jungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta CafardoSave this projectSaveJungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo Projects 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790847/jungle-house-studiomk27-marcio-kogan-plus-samanta-cafardo Clipboard Architects: Samanta Cafardo, Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: B&B Italia, Baxter, Gervasoni, Paola Lenti, Roll & Hill, Antonangeli Illuminazione, Estudio Campana, Eumenes, INNTEC, Knoll, R&R Company Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Products used in this ProjectExterior DeckingAccoyaAccoya® DeckingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesInteriors :Diana RadomyslerLandscape Designer :Isabel DupratStructure Engineer :Leão Associados, Eng. João Rubens LeãoMEP:Grau EngenhariaContractor :Eng. Rogerio BiralAuthor:Marcio KoganCo Author:Samanta CafardoProject Team :Carlos Costa, Eline Ostyn, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Fernanda NeivaCity:GuarujáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The project is located on the paulista shore in the region of the Rain Forest and the land has a mountainous topography with dense vegetation. The introduction of this house to this landscape has the objective of optimizing the connection between architecture and nature, privileging the view looking out to the ocean and the incidence of sunlight in the internal spaces.  Furthermore, the positioning of the house on the site obeyed the previously-open area in the vegetation.   Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe main volume of the house is elevated from the ground and seems built into the topography.  The house, therefore, projects itself out from the mountain. The contact elements between the slope and the construction – as for example the wooden decks – were shaped to respect the existing land, thereby creating an organic interaction between nature and the architectural elements. In the part that it comes out of the mountain, the structure touches the ground with only two pillars.  Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe 3 floors of Jungle House create a clear programmatic division for the project: the ground floor houses a large covered wooden deck, connected to a small room for the children; on the first floor there are six bedrooms – five of them with small verandas with hammocks – and a tv room; the third and last floor is the social area of the house, including a swimming pool, a living room and the kitchen.    Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThus, the architecture defined an inverted vertical organization of the program when compared to what is usually done in single-family houses: while the pool and the social areas are on the roof, the bedrooms are located on the floor below. The deck is on the ground floor- protected by the projection of the house – is an ample and generous space that configures a shaded shelter for the children to play.  The utility rooms are also located on this story.          Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFrom the wooden deck on the ground floor starts the stairs to access the house volume that “interrupts” the concrete slab. Before entering the closed space, one passes an intermediary space, enveloped by concrete and which houses a luminous work by the artist Olafur Eliasson.  The interiors project sought to create a modern atmosphere, offering a cozy feeling necessary to remain in this tropical environment. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe landscape recomposes the native species.  When one is in the house, the relationship with the surrounding vegetation occurs not only through the view but also through the plants that surround the wooden decks.  On the ground floor, you can stroll in the midst of trees; on the first floor, light enters filtered through the tree-tops; and on the roof, there is the vegetation with the ocean in the background.  Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe architecture of the house privileged the use of exposed concrete and wood, as much in the interior spaces as well as the exterior.  The bedrooms have wooden sun-screens, small brises-soleil, mounted as folding doors that can be manipulated by the users according to the climactic needs.  Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn the Jungle House, the project began with a transversal cut which allowed for the positioning of the pool to be semi-built-in to the slab thereby not losing any area on the floor below.  Furthermore, the infinity pool as well as the raised border relative to the height of the deck makes it such that the view and the landscape serve as an extension of the pool waterline. To lessen the height of the top floor and thus get an external proportion more horizontal to this volume, the floor in the living room was lowered by 27 cm relative to the external wooden deck.   Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis last floor offers a spatial sensation which synthesizes the principles of the house: on one side, there is a deck which houses the hot tub and the sauna – where there is an intense relation between the architecture and the mountain and its vegetation; on the other side, a ground fireplace and the pool; in the center – between these two free spaces – is the living room open to both sides and with cross-ventilation.  This social space has a radical relation with nature, by means of both the view of the ocean as well as the proximity to the forest in the mountain.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow less6 Castle Fortresses Across Europe, as Selected by SketchfabArticlesAustralian Institute of Architects Announces Winners of 2016 SA Architecture AwardsArchitecture News Share ArchDaily Year:  Brazil CopyAbout this officeStudio MK27OfficeFollowSamanta CafardoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuarujáOn InstagramBrazilPublished on July 07, 2016Cite: “Jungle House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo” 07 Jul 2016. 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International monitors to visit Odessa, Ukraine

first_imgOn May 2, 2014, at least 48 anti-fascists and trade unionists were killed when neo-Nazis attacked a protest encampment in Odessa, Ukraine, and set fire to the nearby House of Trade Unions. Hundreds more were injured. Many were forced to flee the country. Others were arrested and put on trial, while the perpetrators walked free.Since then, the U.S.-backed government in Kiev, which helped unleash the attack against its political opponents in Odessa, has blocked every attempt to investigate the crime and prosecute those responsible.Now, as the second anniversary of the tragic event approaches, both sides are squaring up for a new confrontation.Family members and friends of the murdered activists, led by the Mothers Committee for May 2, are determined to hold a memorial event on the Kulikovo Field where their loved ones died.Delegations from several countries plan to monitor and support the event, including deputies of the European Parliament and activists from the U.S.-based United National Antiwar Coalition.Neo-Nazi groups like Right Sector, Svoboda, Automaidan and Maidan Self-Defense, which routinely and violently attack such commemorations, have threatened the organizers and vowed to prevent the memorial from taking place.Behind them, the Ukrainian government headed by President Petro Poroshenko and Odessa Regional Governor Mikhael Saakashvili — a U.S. stooge and former president of the republic of Georgia, on the run from corruption and war crime charges in his own country — are mobilizing police and the fascist-dominated National Guard from all over Ukraine to “maintain order” in Odessa. (Timer-Odessa.net, April 19)Hero City under siegeOdessa is one of the “Hero Cities” of the former Soviet Union, honored for the part its residents played in resisting Nazi occupation during World War II.Hitler’s modern-day successors have special hatred for this city. Like many major seaports, Odessa has long been a diverse, inclusive and multinational city. That was reinforced through decades of socialist development when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union.It’s no surprise, then, that the forces behind Ukraine’s 2014 coup single out Odessa residents for abuse. And yet, the people of this Hero City keep resisting.On Jan. 28, when the Security Services of Ukraine (SBU, the Ukrainian FBI) and neo-Nazis targeted a housing complex where many Vietnamese migrants live, busting down residents’ doors and robbing their savings, people fought back and chased the armed goons into the street. Some youth even tried to commandeer their vehicles. (Timer-Odessa.net)The raid was also denounced by the Foreign Ministry of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.On April 10, hundreds of Odessa residents, including many elderly veterans of World War II, came out to commemorate the anniversary of the city’s 1944 liberation from fascism by the Red Army and local partisans. Viciously attacked by neo-Nazis, they fought back, chanting “Banderites, get out of Odessa! Fascism will not pass!” “Banderite” refers to Stepan Bandera, an early Nazi collaborator and icon of right-wing Ukrainian nationalists.The city is plastered with posters, put up at night, urging people to come to the memorial on May 2.“The neo-Nazis attack seniors and children,” noted Alexey Albu, former Odessa Regional Deputy and survivor of the May 2 massacre, after an assault on family members in March. “But the situation will change. The Ukrainian government, which protects the ultra-nationalists, is bursting at the seams. After its overthrow, those responsible will be identified and punished.” (Fort Russ, March 27)International solidarityThe United National Antiwar Coalition is sending a delegation of U.S.-based anti-war and human rights activists to Odessa to join other international groups monitoring the memorial. UNAC is also appealing to people to contact their elected officials, along with local and national media, and demand they pay attention to what is happening in Odessa.A statement issued by UNAC supporting the memorial and calling for a United Nations investigation of the 2014 events reads in part: “On May 2, 2016, a memorial will be held in Odessa, Ukraine, to honor the memory of scores of pro-democracy activists who were brutally murdered on that date in Odessa two years ago.“There is no reason for the city authorities to forbid a peaceful memorial, but right-wing radicals — some of whom are believed to have been involved in the events of 2014 — have declared that they will not allow it to proceed. … We call on the governments of Odessa, Ukraine, and the United States to ensure that the civic rights of those attending the May 2 memorial in Odessa will be respected, including the delegations of international monitors who will be present on that day.“We further respectfully appeal to the United Nations Human Rights Committee to initiate an international investigation into the events of May 2, 2014, as requested by family members, friends and supporters of those who died on that day.”Signers include former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark; former U.S. Congressperson and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney; award-winning journalist John Pilger; U.S. Peace Council; International Action Center Co-Director Sara Flounders; BAYAN-USA Chairperson Bernadette Ellorin; Black Agenda Report editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley; UNAC Co-Coordinators Marilyn Levin and Joe Lombardo; and many more.To read the full statement and list of endorsers, sign on to the statement and get updates, visit unacpeace.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cholera in Haiti: U.S. helped cover up UN’s role

first_imgCholera victims in Haiti await treatment.The cholera epidemic that officially killed 9,361 people in Haiti and infected 786,530 after it was introduced by the United Nations’ Minustah troops in October 2010 had an even more pernicious effect than the earthquake which ravaged Haiti earlier that year.This should be kept in mind when reading the U.N. report released this August by Philip Alston, which for the first time admits the U.N. role in introducing cholera into Haiti. (tinyurl.com/zsatdds)It was pernicious, not just for the number of people killed — although scientists studying the spread of cholera in Haiti have challenged the official figures as too low — but for the assault on human rights and dignity. These have been systematically and consistently violated by the U.N.’s refusal to recognize its legal and moral responsibilities.The U.N. still refuses to admit what it did in its Minustah camp on the Méyè (Meille) River near Mirebelais that caused the death of thousands of Haitians and the debilitating illness of hundreds of thousands more.Minustah is an acronym for the U.N. occupation force in Haiti. Minustah has been the main military force in Haiti since June 2004, when it took over from a coalition of U.S., French and Canadian imperialist troops that had occupied Haiti two months earlier.In short, Minustah is a cover for the continued imperialist occupation of Haiti, especially meant to hide the dominant U.S. role. This occupation is aimed at preventing Haiti’s people from taking an independent political direction, as they did when they twice elected Jean Bertrand Aristide as president.A new book, “Deadly River: Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti,” exposes how the U.N., with the active and essential assistance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hid its own responsibility. The author, Ralph R. Frerichs, is a retired epidemiologist from the University of California, Los Angeles.Frerichs’ book relies on and reports the work of Renaud Piarroux, a French expert on cholera. Piarroux began his on-the-ground investigation of cholera in Haiti shortly after the first case was confirmed on Oct. 22, 2010.Frerichs documents how the U.N. and the CDC distorted the science and the facts about the origin of the disease and tried to shift the blame onto dilapidated and deficient sanitation in Haiti. This follows the recipe for one of the oldest tricks in ruling-class propaganda: blame the victims.The clearest example of the role of the CDC in this cover-up is an Oct. 29, 2010, interview of Eric Mintz by NPR Senior Science Reporter Joe Palca. Mintz is a medical epidemiologist from the CDC who was in Haiti helping the Haitian government with its investigation of the cholera epidemic.A Haitian caller asked: “And there’s a rumor in the Haitian community that the source of the cholera was from U.N. soldiers, Nepalese U.N. soldiers who were emptying their latrines upriver from where it happened. Is that true?” Mintz responded: “Well, I’ve heard that rumor. It is circulating here in Haiti, and we have no evidence at all to support it.” And then he went on to talk about some scientifically unfounded theories about its spread in Haiti.Frerichs makes the point that many nongovernmental organizations and international health organizations believed that challenging Minustah’s sanitation would make its role in guaranteeing “security and stability” in Haiti precarious.The corporate media in the U.S. are only now giving publicity to the recent report by Alston that says the epidemic “would not have broken out but for the actions of the United Nations.” As early as November 2010, the Haitian press was documenting the U.N.’s responsibility and the Haitian people were in the streets protesting.The U.S.-based media could have put major pressure on the U.N. much earlier. Workers World published an article on Nov. 24, 2010, describing the protests in Haiti and the reports in the Haitian press.Even after the Alston report, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon still hasn’t formally accepted direct responsibility. U.N. lawyers, who are from the U.S. Department of Justice, were successful in getting the U.S. Court of Appeals to accept the U.N. claim of “sovereign immunity.” This allowed the U.N. to refuse to appear in court when 5,000 Haitian victims of cholera brought a case against the U.N. (New York Times, Aug. 18)The situation is still extremely fluid, and strong criticism has been raised about the U.N.’s role in Haiti and elsewhere. Despite — or because of — the Minustah occupation, Haiti’s government is still unstable.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

US military at Guantanamo try to implicate Al-Jazeera cameraman’s lawyer

first_img United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at US military attempts to threaten and discredit British lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, who is defending an Al-Jazeera cameraman, Sudanese citizen Sami Al-Haj, held at the US navy’s Guantanamo Bay base since 13 June 2002. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is trying to claim that Stafford-Smith encouraged three Guantanamo Bay detainees to commit suicide.“Do the Guantanamo military authorities think they can escape blame for the inhuman treatment of their detainees by making such stupid and crass accusations against Stafford-Smith?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “Defence rights are constantly flouted at Guantanamo. Lawyers can barely get access to their clients. It is hard to see how a lawyer could advise three detainees to commit suicide when he was not even defending them. This alone is sufficient grounds to close the camp.”The press freedom organisation added: “The failure to execute the supreme court decision of 29 June invalidating special military tribunals and the attempts by congress now to hastily create a legal basis for Guantanamo clearly show that the US authorities are trying at all costs to make us forget that most of the detainees have never been charged. We reiterate our call for the release of Al-Haj, who has been held for no reason for four years and denied treatment.”In a note to Reporters Without Borders, Stafford-Smith said he was threatened with imprisonment by an American NCO at Guantanamo on the morning of 5 August after he asked to see two of his clients (one of them Al-Haj), who are identified at the base by the numbers 905 and 906. To Stafford-Smith’s surprise, the NCO said his clients were refusing to see him. He went on to accuse Stafford-Smith of violating the camp’s rules by encouraging one of his clients, Saudi citizen Shaker Aamer (“number 239”) to go on hunger strike, although Stafford-Smith had in fact been unable to see him during his preceding visit a month before. The NCO than threatened to have Stafford-Smith arrested by the US justice department.Stafford-Smith said he discovered that another of his clients, Mohammed El Gharani, a young Chadian, was constantly pressured by guards to implicate him during July and August. Tortured and subjected to racist taunts, he had been placed with Shaker Aamer in the high-security Camp Echo section of Guantanamo in March in an attempt to get Aamer to give up his hunger strike.Gharani was then forced to confess – under pain of being moved to the maximum-security Camp 5 unit – that Aamer had told him that Stafford-Smith had urged him to go on hunger strike and had encouraged three other detainees – two Saudis and a Yemeni – to commit suicide. In fact, Stafford-Smith had never acted for these three and does not even known their names.Despite calls from the international community for Guantanamo’s closure and despite announcements of more respect for defence rights, “no information filters out about the condition of detainees, not even to their lawyers,” Stafford-Smith told Reporters Without Borders. “The military authorities assure me that Al-Haj, who I briefly saw a couple of weeks ago, is being treated for his throat cancer but I have no way of verifying that,” he added. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns attempts to intimidate and discredit British lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, who is defending a Sudanese cameraman, Sami Al-Haj, held at Guantanamo Bay since 13 June 2002. The press freedom organisation reiterates its call for Al-Haj’s release. to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Organisation News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists September 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US military at Guantanamo try to implicate Al-Jazeera cameraman’s lawyer RSF_en June 3, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Five editors questioned for publishing blank pages

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders today condemned the interrogation of five weekly editors in the past 48 hours for publishing blank pages in protest against censorship, and the mistreatment of a reporter while being questioned by soldiers in Kathmandu.The press freedom organization said it deplored these attempts to intimidate courageous editors who have been combated censorship and it reiterated its call for the lifting of all the censorship measures imposed by the king since 1 February.”This does not scare me,” one of the editors, Kabir Rana of the weekly Deshantar, told Reporters Without Borders. “I will continue to write in support of democracy and press freedom and I am ready to go to jail for this cause,” he said.Rana and Rajendra Baidh of the weekly Bimarsh were interrogated for two hours yesterday by Baman Prasad Neupane, the chief of the Kathmandu district administration office. They were freed after being made to sign a statement undertaking to report to the authorities whenever summoned.The same official questioned Navaraj Timilsinha of Prakash, Gopal Budhathoki of Sanghu and Shashidhar Bhandari of Hank on February 24.All the editors agreed today not to run any more blank spaces in their newspapers. “We are going to fill the blank spaces with reports about social issues, but not politics,” said Budhathoki, who spent 22 days in detention in March 2002. “I wanted to show and tell my readers that I was prevented from expressing my views freely,” he explained.The editors of two dailies, Rajdhani and Himalaya Times, were summoned for questioning by the Kathmandu district administration office on 16 February for publishing political news reports in violation of the 1 February royal decree. Neupane asked them in future to notify the office before publishing any articles on the political situation. The two newspapers did not mention this summons in any of their reports.Some Nepalese newspapers such as the daily Kantipur have run editorials on such subjects as archery and classical dance in order to protest against the censorship. The weekly Nepali Times, for its part, ran an editorial headlined “The Green forest is Nepal’s Health” that defended democracy by using ecology as a metaphor.Swagat Nepal, a reporter and columnist for the daily Nepal Samacharpatra, was held for more than 14 hours by the military after being arrested on a Kathmandu street on 21 February by soldiers in plain clothes, who forced him into a jeep with no number plate. He was interrogated throughout the night, seated in chair and deprived of food and water. The soldiers questioned him about the nature of his links with Maoist publications such as Janadesh. He was released during the morning of 22 February. Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific NepalAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information May 17, 2019 Find out more The authorities have taken the editors of five privately-owned Kathmandu weeklies to task for publishing blank pages in protest against censorship. Last week, the editors of two dailies were questioned for publishing political news reports. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the lifting of censorship. News to go further Organisation Follow the news on Nepal June 8, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News May 29, 2019 Find out more February 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five editors questioned for publishing blank pages Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Billlast_img read more

Food for thought on new Limerick website

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Previous articlewhenyoung: album announcementNext article20 new jobs from accounting technician apprenticeships Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email TAGSbusinessfoodLimerick City and CountyNewsTechnology RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin NewsBusinessFood for thought on new Limerick websiteBy Bernie English – April 11, 2019 694 Advertisementcenter_img Eamon Ryan, Head of Enterprise at the Limerick Local Enterprise OfficeA NEW food website which will offer a platform for everything to do with food in Limerick and promote local food entrepreneurs will go live within the month.Members of Limerick City and County Council learned of the new website during a presentation from Eamon Ryan, Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office on progress on the implementation of the Food Strategy and the plans for 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Ryan told the monthly council meeting that the website “will be a one-stop shop for food in Limerick. The object is to create a platform for Limerick producers and businesses.The website will go live on the Limerick.ie site and it will be open to Limerick food producers and businesses to put up content promoting their own businesses, he said.Among the plans for the coming year, he told councillors that there have been seven units secured in Arthur’s Quay Park for local producers, at the heart of the Riverfest village.“There is a big project to bring city street dining and food trucks but that won’t happen overnight and is tied into the way in which the city is developed.There are also plans to develop a Limerick food brand and logo but that will have to be looked at in conjunction with the roll-out of brand Limerick, currently contracted out to UK marketing company Saatchi and Saatchi.There are also plans for a start your own food business programme which sees ten prospective food entrepreneurs enrol at a time.A ‘Meet the Buyer event is also organised at which producers will get a chance to pitch directly to Supervalu. Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Twitter O’Connells Butchers bringing a new element to customer service Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Limerick on Covid watch listlast_img read more

Freddie Mac to Auction $1.2 Billion Worth of Deeply Delinquent NPLs

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loans NPL Auctions 2015-08-13 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brian Honea Share Save Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Freddie Mac announced Thursday it will be auctioning a Standard Pool Offering (SPO) of non-performing loans (NPLs) from its mortgage investment portfolio with $1.2 billion in aggregate unpaid principal balance (UPB).The NPLs in this transaction are being serviced by Ocwen Financial, according to Freddie Mac. The loans are deeply delinquent, which means in many cases they are delinquent by two years or more and are likely either in foreclosure or some stage of loss mitigation.The loans for this transaction are being marketed as five geographically diverse pools and offered for sale via auction, according to Freddie Mac. All eligible bidders are encouraged to bid, including private investors, minority and women-owned businesses (MWOBs), non-profits, and neighborhood advocacy funds. Bidders must be approved by Freddie Mac in order to access the data room containing secure information about the NPLs and in order to bid in the auction. Winners will be determined on the basis of economics, subject to meeting Freddie Mac’s internal reserve levels, according to Freddie Mac.All bidders must comply with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)’s enhanced requirements for NPL sales announced on March 2, which include approval by and good standing with government housing agencies (Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and the Federal Housing Administration); evaluating borrowers for eligibility in the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP); and applying a “waterfall” of resolution tactics before resorting to foreclosure.Bids are due from qualified bidders on September 9, and the sale is expected to settle in October. According to Freddie Mac, advisors for the transaction will be Credit Suisse Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, and First Financial Network, a woman-owned business.The NPLs are being marketed as five geographically diversified pools and are offered via an auction process. Bids are due from qualified bidders on September 9, 2015. The sale is expected to settle in October 2015.This transaction is Freddie Mac’s sixth NPL transaction of 2015 and seventh overall since July 2014; six of those have been Standard Pool Offerings and the other was an Extended Pool Offering. The previous five SPO NPL transactions totaled approximately $2.76 billion in UPB. The last one, which was completed on July 28, was comprised of 3,577 deeply delinquent loans with $591 million in UPB.For more information about Freddie Mac’s NPL sales, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe August 13, 2015 1,021 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Freddie Mac to Auction $1.2 Billion Worth of Deeply Delinquent NPLs Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac to Auction $1.2 Billion Worth of Deeply Delinquent NPLs Previous: Foreclosures Hit 16-Year Low While Overall Household Debt is Little Changed Next: Mortgage Payments are More Affordable Than Ever With Rents at an All-Time High  Print This Post Tagged with: Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loans NPL Auctions Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Treasury, HUD Address Mortgage Servicer Liquidity

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago In a press conference, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on mortgage servicers.“We’re going to make sure that the market functions properly,” he told reporters at a White House briefing. According to Bloomberg, Mnuchin added that the Treasury Department has had discussions with the Federal Housing Finance Agency about the mortgage market.“We have all the appropriate people on it,” he said. “We’re very aware of the issue.”Mnuchin said a Financial Stability Oversight Council task force had specifically studied the issue of mortgage servicer liquidity.Servicers will be impacted by the $2 trillion stimulus package as borrowers will be allowed to delay payments on government-backed mortgages for as long as a year. Analysis from Black Knight’s latest Mortgage Monitor Report found that if 5% of homeowners seek forbearance, servicers would need to advance more than $2.1 billion in principal and interest per month to security holders. If the number of homeowners seeking forbearance rises to 10%, the monthly cost could jump to $4.2 billion.“The various forbearance programs being offered to borrowers via the recently passed CARES Act, as well as via individual agencies and mortgage servicers, are a key difference today,” Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske said.Department of Housing and Urban Development Director Dr. Ben Carson also gave an update on how the pandemic is impacting borrowers directly. In an interview with Daily Caller, Dr. Carson stated how future stimulus packages will need to offer assistance to servicers to provide some amount of liquidity.“What we have to think about, though, are the services and the people providing those mortgages, they have obligations as well,” Dr. Carson said. “Particularly the non-banks, who really do a lot of the mortgage lending these days, who don’t have, you know, enormous amounts of cash, we have to make sure in the stimulus package that we provide them a mechanism or we’re going to destroy the mortgage industry. So those are the things that we’re obviously thinking about.” April 15, 2020 1,604 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Mnuchin Stimulus Treasury Previous: CFPB, FHFA Partner on Borrower Assistance Program Next: DS5: Zoning Shifts and Adapting to Change Mnuchin Stimulus Treasury 2020-04-15 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Treasury, HUD Address Mortgage Servicer Liquidity Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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. Treasury, HUD Address Mortgage Servicer Liquidity About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Fintra Bridge funding is very positive development – Kennedy

first_img Previous articleMichelle O’Neill to be Deputy President of Sinn FeinNext articleKenneth Branagh to receive Freedom of Belfast today News Highland Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – January 29, 2018 Harps come back to win in Waterford Fintra Bridge funding is very positive development – Kennedy WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter A total investment programme of €33 million for regional and local roads in Co. Donegal has been confirmed this afternoon by Transport Minister Shane Ross.That Donegal allocation is up from just over 21 million last year, in line with a national increase of 29%.€10 million of the Donegal allocation is ringfenced for flood repairs, with money also being allocated to a number of bridgesIndependent Councillor Niamh Kennedy is welcoming the funding to start works at Fintra Bridge.She acknowledges this is very much the first step in the process, but nonetheless, Cllr Kennedy says it is an important one……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/niamhfintra.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more