Google wins key piracy case in Spain

first_img Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com KCS-content whatsapp Google wins key piracy case in Spain GOOGLE yesterday won a landmark ruling when a Spanish judge threw out a claim it should be responsible for pirated content on its YouTube service.Broadcaster Telecinco said it had suffered as a result of hit shows appearing on the video-sharing website before they are broadcast in Spain.But a judge said the anti-piracy measures in place are sufficient and responsibility lies with the copyright holder to alert Google to breaches.The win will come as a massive relief to Google, which would see YouTube grind to a halt if it was forced to monitor every piece of content uploaded.Google claimed the ruling was a win for internet freedom. A Google spokesman said: “We are very pleased with today’s ruling. The win today confirms what we have said throughout this process: YouTube complies with the law.”This is the second major victory for Google this year. In June a US judge threw out a $1bn (£670m) lawsuit accusing the company of turning a blind eye to illegal videos on YouTube.Viacom claimed “tens of thousands of videos, resulting in hundreds of millions of views,” had been posted based on its copyrighted works.It said Google ignored the infringements but US district judge Louis Stanton decided it would be unfair to hold the internet giant liable for simply having a “general awareness” that videos might be posted illegally.Instead he said sites like YouTube should not be held accountable for monitoring content uploaded by third-party users, so long as it complied after a complaint was lodged.Viacom says it plans to take the case to the US second circuit court of appeals, claiming Stanton’s ruling was “fundamentally flawed”. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Thursday 23 September 2010 8:25 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

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ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWPP-ScanGroup Limited is the largest marketing and communication group in the Africa sub-region with leading advertising agencies and media houses falling under the holding company name. These include Ogilvy & Mather, SCANAD, JWT, BluePrint Marketing, GroupM, MediaCom Africa, Mindshare and MEC. Public relations companies include Ogilvy PR and H+K Strategies; marketing research agencies include Millward Brown; specialty communication agencies include Roundtrip and Geometry Global; digital companies include OgilvyOne, Squad Digital and SCANAD Digital. WPP-Scangroup has expertise in advertising, media investment management, advertising and marketing research, public relations, digital advertising and communications marketing strategy. WPP-ScanGroup has a presence in 25 countries in sub-Sahara Africa and majority-owned offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It has minority-owned operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP in 2013 and the company changed its name to WPP-Scangroup Limited in 2015. WPP-ScanGroup Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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These FTSE 100 stocks are still paying dividends. I think they’re some of the best UK shares out there!

first_imgThese FTSE 100 stocks are still paying dividends. I think they’re some of the best UK shares out there! Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Monday, 22nd June, 2020 | More on: CRH HL I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Dividends have been falling like toy soldiers since the coronavirus crisis shocked the global economy earlier this year. Around 50% of FTSE 100 stocks have reduced, stopped, or postponed shareholder payments. And there could be more shattering changes to blue-chip dividend policies in the months to come.This doesn’t mean that income investors need to panic, however. There remain plenty of terrific FTSE 100 companies that are determined to keep rewarding their shareholders with dividends. And I think some of these are the best UK shares that money can buy today.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Build a fortuneLet’s look at CRH (LSE: CRH) first. You’ll win no prizes by suggesting that the construction material giant’s revenues will suffer during the upcoming global recession. The company has already seen trading deteriorate since around mid-March. But business has been more resilient than some would expect, and particularly so in CRH’s core US marketplace.CRH isn’t sitting on its hands and waiting to see how things transpire, either. It’s taking “comprehensive mitigating actions” to save cash by restricting capital expenditure to essential maintenance levels; it is slashing discretionary and non-essential spending; and it’s is undergoing significant restructuring and cost-cutting, too.This FTSE 100 share is in pretty rude health. It has more than $6bn worth of cash and equivalents on the balance sheet, so no wonder it’s resisted the temptation to shave dividends. City analysts expect it to keep paying dividends in 2020 and possibly beyond too. Consequently CRH carries an inflation-beating yield just shy of 3%.I reckon CRH is one of the best UK shares for Footsie investors. Profits growth will take a hit in the near term but its outlook further out remains quite robust. What’s more, the possible introduction of infrastructure stimulus packages in its key markets could give earnings a shot in the arm, too.Another FTSE 100 dividend heroHargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL) hasn’t been tempted to hobble shareholder payouts, either. The investment giant’s not had everything its own way of late as interest rate cuts and market weakness have smacked assets under management.But it’s not all been bad news. In fact the rate at which it has added new business has been phenomenal. During the four months to April it recorded net new business of £4bn, up from £2.9bn in the corresponding 2019 period. This was driven by an addition of 94,000 new customers to its stable.The boffins over at Berenberg said that the performance paid testament “to the power of the group’s brand, the quality of its user experience and (not least) the operational capacity to onboard that many customers amid Covid-19 restrictions”. It’s more than likely that Hargreaves Lansdown will continue to enjoy robust demand for its services, too, with record-low interest rates forcing savers to find better investment options for their cash.Today the Footsie business sports a 2.2% forward dividend yield. It isn’t the biggest out there, clearly. But investors don’t need to worry about payouts being axed here any time soon. Hargreaves Lansdown is one FTSE 100 share I’d happily buy for my own share portfolio. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

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Embrace technology this Christmas

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Skip fights on digital devices over the holidays – instead, let them bring your family togetherHolidays are a time for family and friends to come together, to celebrate and to enjoy each other’s company. Older adults, who are often lonely and socially isolated, can particularly look forward to reconnecting with family and friends. However, when technology enters the picture, gatherings may not be quite so positive.All across the U.S., people of all ages are increasingly using technology – including adults 65 and older. My research and that of others have found that using computers, smartphones, and the internet can help seniors fight depression and loneliness, and enhance their sense of well-being and self-worth. Technology use can also help older adults feel like they matter to others and help them stay connected with loved ones.However, my research, with colleagues, has also found that older adults still prefer in-person social interactions. This can cause problems during holiday-season family gatherings, when younger relatives are likely to want to spend lots of time on their smartphones and other devices, often ignoring others in the same physical location. It’s a conflict one of my Ph.D. students, Christopher Ball, has called the “physical-digital divide.” Fortunately, our work both offers explanations for these difficulties and suggests ways to turn holiday disagreement and disappointment into an increased family connection that can last all year long.Conflicting feelingsWhen they’re away on family visits that can last several days, it’s common for young people – tweens, teens and those in their 20s – to want to stay connected to their friends. However, older adults nearby may feel frustrated, disrespected, isolated and even offended.In our study, older adults told us they often attempt to limit this and other negative effects of digital devices by declaring tech-free “bubbles” at particular times or places. They ask their friends and relatives to put devices aside during mealtimes and other key activities, to better focus on engaging with others face to face.But that’s not the only way to create a balance between using technology and interacting directly.Finding opportunitiesCertainly, there can be times when devices should be put down and in-person interaction comes first. Yet all generations can benefit when older family members see how they can use technology to improve their own lives.Our work suggests that situations with potential for intergenerational conflict can be shifted to bring relatives together: Younger generations can show their older family members about technological devices.Grandchildren, for example, can demonstrate to their grandparents how they use mobile phones, tablets, and social media, explaining what they like about the technologies. It might even turn into a teaching opportunity, helping older family members learn to entertain themselves online. They might even want to find out how to text – or even video chat – with geographically distant relatives. Using these technologies can help people stay connected to friends and family once the holidays are over.That will likely require some additional patience on the part of the younger technology coach. Older adults learn at slower rates than younger generations. And it may be harder for them to remember instructions, so they might need to be shown how to use the device or app several times. A key factor is making sure the relatives know they can ask for help when technical difficulties inevitably strike.If older family members see how excited their descendants are about using digital devices, they may decide to cross the generational digital divide – which can help them live more enjoyable, connected lives not just during the holidays, but all throughout the year. TAGSChristmasholidaysTechnology Previous articleThe Rising Price of Health Insurance in the US and How to Counter ItNext articleMake the Holidays Magical, Not Stressful Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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M3A2 Cultural and Community Tower / Antonini + Darmon Architectes

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAntonini + Darmon ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingParisCultural CenterCulturalHousingFrancePublished on December 09, 2011Cite: “M3A2 Cultural and Community Tower / Antonini + Darmon Architectes” 09 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Housing “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/190272/m3a2-cultural-and-community-tower-antonini-darmon-architectes Clipboard Architects: Antonini + Darmon Architectes Area Area of this architecture project M3A2 Cultural and Community Tower / Antonini + Darmon ArchitectesSave this projectSaveM3A2 Cultural and Community Tower / Antonini + Darmon Architectescenter_img France M3A2 Cultural and Community Tower / Antonini + Darmon Architectes Area:  550 m² Photographs Photographs:  Luc BoeglyText description provided by the architects. The buildings of the cultural and community premises of Paris Diderot University fit into the undeveloped, southwest area of the Flour Market which was recently converted by Nicolas Michelin and Associates Agency. A break between the Flour Market and the new building is preserved. It respects the existing building and accentuates the slenderness of the tower. The two, independent buildings coexist completely. The signal-like extension stands out of its context by means of its evolving shape. It is a sensitive, delicate object, treated simply to avoid rivalry with the strong presence of the Flour Market. On the contrary it acts as a light, gravitational counterpoint. An architectural dialectic and emulation come into play much like a castle and its keep, both intrinsically inseparable.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyProject gallerySee allShow lessDisaster Prevention and Education Center / Superunion ArchitectsArticlesThe Infrastructural Monument Installation / Anna NeimarkArticlesProject locationAddress:Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing•Paris, France Save this picture!© Luc Boegly+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/190272/m3a2-cultural-and-community-tower-antonini-darmon-architectes Clipboardlast_img read more

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The House with a Tiny Patio / Atelier TAO+C

first_img The House with a Tiny Patio / Atelier TAO+C Projects Save this picture!Final. Image © Shengliang Su+ 28Curated by Joanna Wong Share Structure Engineer:Fa’an YiStructural Reinforcement Construction:Weigong JiangInterior Renovation Construction:Jinfang WangCollaborators:J&CO designDesign Team:Tao Liu, Chunyan Cai, Weilu Wang, Shengding Liu, Lihui Han, Qianjuan WangCity:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Dining Room. Image © Shengliang SuText description provided by the architects. Lane house (or Li long) is a unique residential typology of Shanghai. The urban fabric of the city was once densely constituted of such kind, now only a handful remained. Located in Shanghai French concession area, the project was to remodel such a 1930s’ lane house with a courtyard to accommodate three bedrooms with independent restrooms and facilities meeting the users’ daily needs.Save this picture!AxonometricWith respect to the original site, the design team dealt with a discreet surgical approach, cutting a slim opening in the center of house, reminds one of the typical narrow light shaft in those small southern traditional houses. Carefully preserving and exposing parts of the wooden structure, balancing the relation between old and new. The project evokes a sense of southern Chinese vernacular dwelling with modern architectural language.Save this picture!Living Room. Image © Shengliang SuThe site is a three-story house supported by the wooden trusses and brick bearing walls which is common during the 30s. The house was divided into two bays, the rooms were narrow and deep. The east side bay had been split into two compartments, the back was occupied by the staircase and the adjacent small rooms which had been dissected into four levels, one can only enter through the semi-platform on the stairs. Therefore, the back rooms are half a level above the frontal rooms, which is a typical trait of a lane house. Our main focus stands upon how to revive this extremely stuffed yet not properly lit old house, and connect the split levels.Save this picture!Light Shaft. Image © Shengliang SuInstead of adding more space, the architects took an opposite approach- cutting a slim opening from ground floor to roof between the split and the main floors in the middle of the east side bay. The 4:1 aspect ratio reminds one of the typical narrow light shaft in those small southern traditional houses. Enclosed with transparent and translucent glass, Sunlight shed into the interior space at the center with a gentle touch.Save this picture!Frame. Image © Shengliang SuSave this picture!Sketch CutSave this picture!3rd Room. Image © Shengliang SuWith the move of sunlight, the glass box glows from bright to dim; The light shaft formed the inner concentricity of the house. On first floor, a bridge penetrates through it and goes into the previously walled attic room, forming a dialogue with the main space. On second floor, the bedroom in the attic looks into the restroom across the light shaft where a few steps linking the two rooms.Save this picture!Staircase. Image © Shengliang SuThe height of the shaft vertically synthesizes the three floors, and the depth of it redistributes the forms of space horizontally. By implanting such a light shaft, allows the celebration of air and light and also interweaves the split floors, enriches the spatial experience of domesticity.Save this picture!1st Bath Room. Image © Shengliang SuSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!Living Room. Image © Shengliang SuThe architects employed the material in the interior with restraint. Intentionally preserving and exposing parts of the wooden structure, the designers united the new and old through a series of structural reinforcement. A continuous use of wooden plank wrapped up the entire house from the top attic to the ground floor, following the tortuous thread along the staircase; the planks were transfigured into chests and walls, and the lead spread on the first floor dining room, extending into the yard. The palette of oak and white gives the home a tranquil tone.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessGraha Lakon / Andyrahman ArchitectSelected ProjectsMount Takao Sumika / Naruse Inokuma ArchitectsSelected Projects Share China The House with a Tiny Patio / Atelier TAO+CSave this projectSaveThe House with a Tiny Patio / Atelier TAO+C Photographs Interior Designers: Atelier TAO+C Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896723/the-house-with-a-tiny-patio-atelier-tao-plus-c Clipboard Photographs:  Shengliang Su Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Manufacturers: Fritz Hansen, Cassina, Duravit, Häcker, Donbracht Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896723/the-house-with-a-tiny-patio-atelier-tao-plus-c Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment, Houses Interiors•Shanghai, China “COPY” ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeAtelier TAO+COfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse Interiorsinterior designPatioRenovationResidential ArchitectureShanghaiAtelier TAO+CChinaPublished on June 28, 2018Cite: “The House with a Tiny Patio / Atelier TAO+C” 27 Jun 2018. 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Clore Jewish Development Fund opens round three of funding

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Clore Duffield Foundation is now accepting applications for Round 3 of “Sparks: The Clore Jewish Development Fund”, an initiative to support Jewish communities outside London.The Foundation is the founder of the Jewish Community Centre for London, a non-religious community centre inspired by similar centres in the USA and Europe. Sparks aims to celebrate the creation of the capital’s first JCC.Grants are available to fund innovative cultural, educational and community development projects including events, outreach, interfaith activity and capacity building programs.Applicants are encouraged to approach this funding opportunity in creative and imaginative ways. The Fund is open to applications from non-Jewish organisations if projects fall within the criteria.The applicant needs to be a registered charity, a limited company or school, or has a partner who falls into one of these categories.The Fund has £100,000 available each year and accepts applications only once a year. The closing date for applications this year is 30 April 2009.http://www.cloreduffield.org.uk/page_sub.php?id=72&parent=35Source: eJewish Philanthropy. Clore Jewish Development Fund opens round three of funding Tagged with: Funding  37 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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RSF calls on China to stop cracking down on voices criticizing its coronavirus management

first_imgNews March 19, 2020 RSF calls on China to stop cracking down on voices criticizing its coronavirus management ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en to go further News As the coronavirus pandemic spreads worldwide, the Beijing regime strives to silence critical voices calling into question the party-state’s management of the crisis. News June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information The authorities are struggling to silence the many critical voices questioning the government’s management of the coronavirus crisis as the pandemic continues to spread around the world. On March 12th, political commentator and real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang, a member of the Chinese Communist Party, disappeared after denouncing the regime’s shortcomings and is said by his relatives to be currently detained in the vicinity of Beijing, according to some acquaintances. Last month, three journalists and two other commentators were arrested for publishing information relating to the epidemic.”By knowingly pursuing its policy of censorship and repression, despite its clear contribution to the spread of the virus, the Chinese regime shows that it has not learned from the crisis,” says Cédric Alviani, director of the East Asia office of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), who calls on Beijing to “immediately release Ren Zhiqiang and all other journalists and commentators in jail.”On March 10th, the latest edition of the Chinese magazine People, an affiliate of the People’s Daily, was withdrawn due to an interview in which the director of the emergency department at Wuhan Central Hospital, Ai Fen, criticized the censorship imposed on doctors. The website of the English-language newspaper China Daily, for its part, also censored an article published on February 28th in which the famous epidemiologist Zhang Wenhong expressed doubts that the virus could have been imported from abroad.On March 1st, the entry into force of an even more repressive internet regulation allowed Beijing to intensify pressure on social media. According to the NGO Chinese Human Rights Defenders, more than 450 Internet users have been detained or punished since the beginning of the year for sharing information on the coronavirus described by the authorities as “false rumors.The current coronavirus pandemic worldwide has already caused more than 9,000 deaths and affected more than 220,000 people.China ranks 177th out of 180 in the 2019 RSF World Press Freedom Index. ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Limerick club is home to four world champions

first_imgWhatsApp The Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing team following their success at the Unified World championships in Italy.MEMBERS of the Hub Limerick Kickboxing Club returned home from Italy weighed down with medals after their impressive performance at the Martial Arts World Championships.Seven Limerick competitors from the New Road, Kileely-based club brought back 12 medals from the Unified World Championships in Carrara. Over 28 International Federations and 5,000 athletes participated and the Irish competitors put in a hugely impressive performance, with four new Limerick world champions among them.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing Club scooped five gold, five silver and two bronze across several disciplines at the world championships in Italy.Interestingly, coach and competitor Paul O’Brien (37) and his son Tyrone Cronin O’Brien (19), as well as Paul’s girlfriend Sarah Howard (31), and Tyrone’s girlfriend Hayleigh Kiely (18), all won medals at the games.Hayleigh Kiely, already an Irish and Five Nations Champion, as well as a student at Mary Immaculate College, won two gold medals — one in Kickboxing and one in K1 rules.Tyrone Cronin O’Brien, a first year student at LIT, also claimed a gold medal and became full contact kickboxing champion of the world.Robert Maloney and Michelle Fitzgerald both had the performances of their lives to clinch a gold medal apiece. While Liam Purcell, Sarah Howard and Paul O’Brien, who travelled as both coach and competitor, all gave their utmost and did very well to take silver medals.All seven athletes represented the Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing Club, which is open to everyone regardless of age or experience. Classes take place on a daily basis at the Club’s gym in Kileely, on the north side of the city.“The club started up over ten years ago after my own coach PJ Bennis passed away. This left an empty space in my own life and soon after a couple of lads approached me and asked me to teach them martial arts. It was a slow process. We started with one punchbag, but now we’ve gone on to produce four world champions,” Paul told the Limerick Post.“The club has changed a lot of people’s lives. Some kids were going down the wrong road and it gave them a new focus. For other’s, it some place to blow off steam, and it’s also good for the mental health.”For more visit Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing Club on Facebook. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSCommunityLimerick City and Countymartial artsNewsSport NewsCommunitySportOtherLimerick club is home to four world championsBy Alan Jacques – November 30, 2018 1761 Facebook Email Previous articleTreaty Treats label launches in LimerickNext articleReview of The Producers by Cecilian Musical Society Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Printcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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How Fannie and Freddie Work to Prevent Foreclosures

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 5, 2020 1,172 Views Previous: African-American, Minority Homeownership Increases Next: Where Underwater Homes are Concentrated Share Save How Fannie and Freddie Work to Prevent Foreclosures Fannie Mae FHFA Foreclosure Freddie Mac Prevention 2020-02-05 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Foreclosure Freddie Mac Prevention The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 9,082 foreclosure prevention actions in October 2019, bringing the total to 4,390,118 since the start of the conservatorships in September 2008 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).Most of the actions taken by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been permanent loan modifications. Another 26% of actions taken have been modifications with principal forbearance. Modifications with extend-term only accounted for 67% of all loan modifications during the month.The FHFA also measured the GSE’s mortgage performance, finding that the serious delinquency rate remained unchanged at 0.65% between October and September. Third-party and foreclosure sales increased 5 percent from 3,021 in September to 3,174 in October while foreclosure starts decreased from 10,975  to 9,678 month-over-month.Additionally, total refinance volume increased in October 2019 as mortgage rates fell inprevious months to lows last observed in 2015. Mortgage rates increased in October: the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose to 3.69 percent from 3.61 percent in September.The percentage of cashout refinances decreased to 38% mortgage rates fell in previous months, and the FHFA notes that this is creating “more opportunities for noncashout borrowers to refinance at lower rates and lower their monthly payments.”According to Black Knight, there are now 2.05M loans in some stage of delinquency, including active foreclosures down 236K from the same time last year and the lowest year-end volume since the turn of the century. The strongest declines were primarily in the east and southern portions of the country and in areas heavily impacted by the 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons.Nationally, foreclosure rates fell 1.57%, and delinquencies declined by over 12%. Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / How Fannie and Freddie Work to Prevent Foreclosures in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

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