first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns repeated attacks by the Chinese embassy against Swedish journalists and insists that diplomatic missions have no say in the editorial content of media in their host country. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information March 18, 2019 Sweden: RSF urges Chinese ambassador to stop harassing media News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says “But why is he so harsh?” This is a question that Swedish journalists keep asking in reference to Chinese ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou, who has embarked on a “truth” crusade against the country’s media since taking office in August 2017. The ambassador, who developed his career between the Chinese Embassy in Russia and the Department of European-Central Asian Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seems to have trouble understanding that in Sweden, a country ranked second in the RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, journalists are not subject to censorship.On the embassy’s website, the ambassador recently posted a long, unsigned attack against SVT Nyheter, a major Swedish news outlet. The diplomat castigates the site for giving a platform to David Liao, Representative to the Taipei Mission in Sweden, on February 27. Liao published an opinion piece calling support for Taiwanese democracy against Chinese threat. According to Gui Congyou, the article “challenges the one China principle” and  “amounts to serious political provocation.” Beijing is very aggressive in claiming sovereignty over the island of Taiwan, despite it having an independent government since 1949.“Diplomatic missions have no say in the editorial content of media in their host country,” says Erik Halkjaer, the president of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Sweden. Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF East Asia bureau, considers that these attacks “reveal the unrestrained attitude with which Beijing is now trying to impose its censorship outside its borders.”The attack on SVT Nyheter is indeed not an isolated incident. Since July of 2018, the Chinese Embassy in Stockholm has attacked multiple Swedish news sources, including Dagens Nyheter (DN),  Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT), 8 Sidor, Upsala Nya Tidning, Dagens Samhälle, Nya Wermlands-Tidningen, and Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).The ambassador was particularly harsh towards Swedish journalist Jojje Olsson, author of a book on the Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, who was kidnapped in Thailand in 2015 and is still detained in China with no scheduled sentencing. Last December, he also attacked Swedish journalist and commentator Kurdo Baksi, accusing him of “instigating hatred against China.”China is the world’s biggest jailers of journalists, with more than 60 currently detained. In the 2018 World Press Freedom Index published by RSF, the country rank stagnates at 176th out of 180. ChinaTaiwanSwedenEurope – Central AsiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ChinaTaiwanSwedenEurope – Central AsiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Organisation RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further News June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgPrint Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsWarning – Cars being targetedBy admin – February 2, 2012 627 Twitter Previous articleThousands at risk from deadly gasNext articleJames Downey signs two year deal with Munster admincenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Email IN the first four weeks of 2012 a 39% increase in the theft of valuables from vehicles has been recorded at Roxboro Garda Station according to figures confirmed to the Limerick Post.Henry Street Station has confirmed that there has also been a considerable rise in the theft of vehicles with 11% of all burglaries related to the theft of car keys and the subsequent theft of cars.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Of all areas this is the one causing most concern ,” Superintendent Frank O’Brien of Henry Street Garda Station told the Limerick Post.  “There has been a significant increase in thefts of items from cars, particularly in the Ellen Street and Johnsgate areas of the city”.Incidents of theft and vandalism have also been reported in the Denmark Street and Hartstonge Street districts.“We have had a number of successes with people due before the courts for the crimes, but the last two weeks have been particularly bad.  “Additional patrols have been deployed but I would appeal to people, particularly those living in or visiting the city centre, not to make it easier for criminals by leaving any valuables on display in their vehicles”.Of further concern to gardaí is the theft of vehicles from outside residents homes.“One of the major reasons that homes are targeted by burglars is for the purpose of taking car keys.“In the mid-90’s car thefts were common, but then you could almost look at a car and it would start but these days criminals need to access keys first and are breaking into houses to do so.“I would ask people to be cuter in relation to hiding their car keys and not just throw them down when they get in the door, presuming they won’t be targeted.“Avoid leaving keys in obvious locations that will attract opportunist thieves”.In further vehicle-related crime, three were set alight in recent days.According to an employee of Ecowarm, in the Eastlink Business Park, two of the companies’ vehicles were allegedly set alight outside the business early on Tuesday morning, January 31. He also alleges that a third company vehicle was set on fire outside the home of an employee and further claims that the business premises was broken into and a number of computers stolen.Supt Frank O’Brien confirmed that “a number of incidents at the business park are being investigated”.last_img read more

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: NMSA and HUD Work to Improve CWCOT Program Next: How Many Americans Cite Housing as Primary Debt Driver? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago A Look Back at Real Estate Performance Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Applications mortgage 2020-02-26 Seth Welborn  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / A Look Back at Real Estate Performance Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 26, 2020 1,213 Views Tagged with: Applications mortgage Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago From rent and home price appreciation to loan performance and the end of LIBOR, CoreLogic’s latest Market Pulse report reviews the most important data for servicers and lenders alike. According to the report, U.S. single-family rents increased 2.9% year over year in December 2019, while the national CoreLogic Home Price Index increased more than 3% in 2019 and is forecast to rise about 5% in 2020.CoreLogic found that the nation’s overall delinquency was 3.9% in November 2019, which is a marginal decline from last year’s 4%. November’s reading was the lowest reading for November in more than 20 years.The share of delinquent mortgages in November historically peaked in 2009 at 11.5%. Since March 2018, the overall delinquency rate each month has been lower than the pre-crisis period from 2000 to 2006. The rate averaged 4.7% during that time.The report also covered the end of LIBOR. Jacqueline Doty, Executive, Product Management, Collateral Risk Solutions at CoreLogic, explained that the end of LIBOR will impact $1.2 trillion dollars in adjustable-rate mortgages.”It means that lenders with loans or lines of credit based on the LIBOR index will need to identify and review the terms of all of their LIBOR loans,” said Doty. “A portfolio of loans likely contains a wide variety of terms regarding LIBOR, and this will need to be assessed.”LIBOR’s end is likely to impact more than lenders and borrowers. According to Fitch Ratings, U.S. RMBS servicers showed an improved awareness of difficulties and implications tied to the anticipated expiration of LIBOR at the end of 2021.To help facilitate the likely transition away from LIBOR, Doty notes that the Federal Reserve convened a working group called the Alternative Reference Rates Committee. The ARRC has recommended an alternative to the LIBOR index called the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and has started promoting its use on a voluntary basis.Lenders may need to face modification. Between now and the end of LIBOR, there’s a good possibility that many loans will need to be modified because the fallback provisions are either nonexistent, unclear or impractical.”For example, in some cases, the margin cannot be adjusted and it is either too high or too low when added to the new alternate index,” Doty said.But there’s no need to panic just yet,” she adds. “The good news is there’s still time to successfully manage a smooth and efficient transition. Now is a good time for lenders to start auditing their loan data and documents and planning for fulfillment of amendments or borrower notifications.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgLondon: England captain Harry Kane will be sidelined for the next three months after Tottenham revealed that he needs surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.Kane suffered a tear in his left hamstring during Tottenham Hotspur’s 0-1 loss to Southampton last week in the ongoing Premier League competition.“Following ongoing assessment by our medical staff over the past week, we can confirm that Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring,” the club said in a statement.“The decision to undergo surgery is not expected to impact the timeframe that the England captain will be sidelined, with the expectation that he will return to training in April,” it added.The 26-year-old has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances for club and country this season and his loss is a huge setback for Tottenham, who are placed at the sixth spot in the standings and are scheduled to host leaders Liverpool on Saturday.Kane’s injury is also a setback for England as they prepare for the European Championships later this year. They will also miss Kane’s services in the friendlies against Italy and Denmark which will be held in March. IANSAlso Read: England striker Harry Kane tears hamstring, set for the long absenceAlso Watch: AASU along with other organizations used traditional musical instruments to protest against CAA 2019last_img read more