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WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img KCS-content WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Share Monday 13 September 2010 8:59 pm Tags: NULL center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESCALLS FOR RYANAIR TO AXE BOSSRyanair’s Michael O’Leary has for years endured complaints from passengers about his famously no-frills Irish airline. Now a senior Ryanair pilot has taken the rare step of publicly challenging his boss after the outspoken chief executive said he was trying to convince authorities to let his aircraft fly with only one pilot. LEHMAN FEES TO PASS $2BNFees paid to lawyers and accountants for unwinding Lehman Brothers in the US and Europe are on track to surpass $2bn (£1.3bn) even after some of the legal services have been provided at discounted rates. The fees charged to Lehman’s US estate stood at $917m in July and should top $1bn this month. In London, expenses for unwinding the European arm, with legal costs, are estimated at almost $900m.SAUDI REVEALS LARGE GAS RESERVESSaudi Arabia has large reserves of unconventional gas that could help the kingdom to meet soaring domestic energy needs and leave more crude oil available for export, the head of its national oil company has said. Khalid al-Falih, chief executive of Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company, told the Financial Times that the kingdom could hold hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of unconventional resources such as shale gas, more than doubling its proved reserves of 280,000bn cubic feet.BOOST TO ALLOW PRISA TO FOCUS ON DIGITAL PUSHThe stabilisation of Prisa through a $900m equity injection should be sealed next month, transforming the world’s largest Spanish-language media group from a family owned company to one with Spanish and US listings.THE TIMESPENSION CHIEF’S PAY CUT TO AVOID FIGHT WITH TREASURYThe salary and working hours of the incoming chairman of the Pensions Regulator have been cut, in a move experts say is designed to head off a row over pay for public servants. The Pensions Regulator, created to police private sector occupational pensions, is advertising for a new chairman to replace David Norgrove, who was paid £110,000 a year for a three-day working week.ACCOUNTANTS COULD BE RISKING QUALITY TO CUT COSTSThe Big Four accountants could be risking the quality of listed company audits in a drive to cut costs, Paul George, director of auditing at the Financial Reporting Council, has told The Times. He is concerned firms may try to cut corners.The Daily TelegraphCHINA SAYS STOP WHINGEINGChina has told foreign companies to stop complaining about the difficulties of doing business on the mainland, and to cease being so “emotional”. “It is okay to complain from time to time,” said Liu Yajun, the head of the Foreign Investment department at the Chinese ministry of Commerce. “But you have to be practical and realistic. Some of the comments about China being closed to foreign business are exaggerated and hyperbolic.”BBC WORKERS TO STRIKE IN PENSIONS ROWThousands of BBC workers are to stage two 48-hour strikes in a row over pensions which threatens the corporation’s coverage of the Conservative Party conference and the Government’s comprehensive spending review, it was announced today.WALL STREET JOURNALLABCORP TO ACQUIRE GENZYMEGenzyme has agreed to sell its genetic-testing business to Laboratory Corp of America Holdings for $925m, enabling the troubled biotech to focus more on its core operations. Genzyme’s genetics business performs reproductive and cancer-related tests in the US. Genzyme is also looking to divest its diagnostics business, which sells tests and testing supplies, as well as a third division which sells pharmaceutical materials and technologies to other drug companies.FDA MULLS REMOVING WEIGHT-LOSS DRUG FROM US MARKET A federal advisory panel is being asked to help decide whether Abbott Laboratories’ weight-loss drug Meridia should stay on the market. Meridia has been the subject of an ongoing safety review. last_img read more

Sameer Africa Limited (FIRE.ke) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgSameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSameer Africa Limited manufactures and imports tyres and automotive products and sells them through distribution outlets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Products in its range sold under the Yana brand name include passenger textile and steel-belted radials, light truck radial and bias and tyres for trucks, buses, agricultural, industrial and off-road vehicles. Sameer Africa also produce a range of tube and tubeless tyres as well as flaps which are sold under the Bridgestone brand. It services the retail sector, large fleets and government sectors through wholly-owned and branded tyre centres found in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Sameer Africa has interests in property investment and manages a property letting agency. Formerly known as Firestone East Africa (1969), the company changed its name to Sameer Africa Limited in 2005. Sameer Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Sameer Investments Limited. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Sameer Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

‘Vitality and growth across the Communion’

first_img‘Vitality and growth across the Communion’ Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] It is almost exactly a year since the Anglican Consultative Council met for ACC-16 in Lusaka, Zambia. So much has been happening across our Communion since then. Let me tell you about just a few things to give you a taste of how active and lively our Communion has been in the last few months.Full article. Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Paul KwongPosted Apr 5, 2017 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

Rain can’t dampen spirits of 45,000 Christians singing in Borneo…

first_imgRain can’t dampen spirits of 45,000 Christians singing in Borneo Christmas march TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] Around 45,000 Christians from Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Evangelical and other churches marched through the Borneo city of Miri on Dec. 9 for the 10th annual Miri Christmas March. Christians from 20 different churches processed to the Miri City Fan, an outdoor venue with seating arranged around four sides of a square stage, where they worshipped despite heavy rainfall.Read the full article here. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Posted Dec 11, 2017 Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

Niko Matawalu beats Stuart Hogg in footrace to deny him a hat-trick

first_imgMonday May 12, 2014 Niko Matawalu beats Stuart Hogg in footrace to deny him a hat-trick Glasgow Warriors secured their RaboDirect PRO12 home semi-final in style with a 54-0 thrashing of Zebre on Saturday. There was an amusing moment in the first half when two players from the same side competed against one another to score a try. It was Glasgow’s eigth win in a row, setting up a semi-final meeting with Munster this coming Friday night. They scored five tries after just 22 minutes, ending the first half at 40-0.Stuart Hogg, who made his first appearance at Scotstoun in seven matches, started the game well as he crossed for a well worked try just 45 seconds into the match.The bonus point was secured after twenty minutes and Hogg scored his second of the match.On a hat-trick, the 21-year-old British & Irish Lions back had a chance at picking up his third before halftime, but was thwarted by speedster Niko Matawalu, who refused to give up the footrace despite Hogg remonstrating for him to leave it alone.It was a bizarre, albeit amusing situation as the dynamic Fijian got his fingertips to the ball first, denying Hogg the honour of a hat-trick. He didn’t look as amused as the 5000 fans on hand.Matawalu scored again later in the match, adding the Warriors’ eighth try on a night that will have given them great confidence going into the playoff game against the more challenging Munster side.Should Matawalu have left it for Hogg, or do you think he was worried that the Scotland fullback wouldn’t get there, or he simply didn’t hear or see him? – View Highlights wrap (page two)– Photo of Hogg and Matawalu post matchFull match highlights from Glasgow Warriors vs Zebre from ScotstounAs you can see, there’s are no hard feelings between Hogg and MatawaluThanks to @RaboDirectPRO12ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Glasgow Warriors , See it to Believe it Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO Dave Rennie to take over from Michael Cheika… 125 WEEKS AGO History made as both Scottish sides make… 312 WEEKS AGO Leone Nakarawa’s football pass during the… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The United States has no real sense of itself

first_imgSusan AbulhawaThe author of this essay is a Palestinian writer, whose latest novel is “Against the Loveless World,” Atria, 2020. Memes abounded on the internet in response to President-elect Biden’s remark during the Jan. 6 attempted right-wing coup. “This is not who we are,” he had said.One of the most salient of memes was a graphic of six panels, one for each word in that sentence, each depicting an era in U.S. history: from slavery, lynchings and burning crosses to Jim Crow, police murders, mass incarceration and separation of immigrant families.Biden’s sentiments were echoed across a nation looking on in horror at its Capitol building. It is difficult to know if Americans are ignorant of our history and reality or simply unwilling to have a hard look in the mirror. But it is clear that this country has no real sense of itself, clinging instead to notions of exceptionalism and eternal goodness.Rather than engage in much needed national self-reflection, lawmakers and journalists doubled down, suggesting that the scenes in Washington were something foreign and un-American. Another popular phrase repeated ad nauseam was that the Capitol “looked like Baghdad.”In fact, the Baghdad of my youth was a vibrant and beautiful tapestry of a high-functioning ancient society with deep cultural traditions, acclaimed literary and artistic outputs, self-sufficiency and strength — even after the CIA had engineered a coup that ultimately brought Saddam Hussein to power.  Even under her tyrants, Baghdad remained an oasis of intellectual exchange, high literacy, towering libraries and socialist ideals that met the people’s basic needs. It was only after the U.S. decimated and looted Iraq that Baghdad became what it is in the American imagination. In reality, the American image of Baghdad is simply Baghdad à la U.S. invasion. Likewise, Libya. Once one of the most prosperous African and Arab nations, with high literacy, free health care, no homelessness, free education, free electricity and zero national debt — a U.S. invasion made Libya one of the most dangerous places in the world, where slavery, illiteracy, abuse and chaos have taken hold with no reprieve in sight.  The U.S. has sowed chaos, fear, food and water insecurity, crime and terror throughout the Global South. Those of us who know and understand this history, and present, do not see the Jan. 6 coup attempt as an aberration. It is most certainly not “like Baghdad” or like Libya or Sudan, or any other nation of Black and Brown societies unfortunate enough to have natural resources the U.S. wanted for itself. To be clear, what happened in Washington, D.C., was wholly American. It looked like the United States that all of the Global South knows good and well. It was, and is, indeed who we are.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Brazil quarterly analysis: media face censorship on multiple fronts

first_img The right to freedom of expression guaranteed by the constitution of the Brazilian federation has been in serious danger since Bolsonaro came to power in January 2019. The increasing hostility towards the media on the part of the president, his associates and some sections of the government has spread to other parts of the government and has led to new forms of censorship. In order to broaden this third assessment, RSF has interviewed three leading Brazilian media figures: Bia Barbosa, head of the NGO Intervozes and a member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI), the writer and journalist Bianca Santana who is an activist with the Coalizão Negra por Direitos, and Patrícia Campos Mello, a reporter for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. BrazilAmericas Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Covid19WomenFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Follow the news on Brazil “When photoshopped memes of me were being spread around, I stopped going out to report on demonstrations. This is ridiculous, our country is not at war and it should be normal to cover democratic demonstrations.”   The Rio de Janeiro municipality has not only been not accountable but also directly obstructed the work of the media on the pandemic in early September, when the Globo group’s regional station RJ2 reported that the mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a close associate of Bolsonaro’s, set up WhatsApp message groups of city employees to keep watch outside the city’s hospitals to prevent journalists from carrying out interviews and referring to the failures of the health service.     Brazil is ranked 107th in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by RSF. News Stigmatization, misinformation and creation of a “common enemy” Justice officials upheld a complaint by BTG Pactual that the newspaper’s investigation included confidential information and the 11 articles are still suppressed. *See “How we compile our quarterly reports” April 27, 2021 Find out more Within the government, Damares Alves, minister of human rights, women and the family, is unquestionably the most hostile and vindictive towards the media, which she attacked 12 times in the third quarter of the year, compared with four in the second quarter, followed by Citizenship minister Onyx Lorenzoni with seven attacks, and just one in the second quarter, and Environment minister Ricardo Sales, with five attacks compared with two in the second quarter. His aggressive speech has had an effect on the work of journalists. “Part of the population has become openly hostile to the media,” said Patrícia Campos Mello, who has herself been the target of a campaign of harassment and intimidation orchestrated by the president’s sons. “There are some who believe government’s talk about ‘fake news’ and ‘the communist press’. When I’m interviewing people I sometimes hear them say ‘you are from the media so you must be a communist!’ RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation BrazilAmericas Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Covid19WomenFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Crédits: RSF May 13, 2021 Find out more On 21 September, Human Rights, Women and Family Minister Alves, embarrassed by disclosures about her mishandling of a controversy over a minor’s abortion, used her personal Twitter account to threaten the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo and the news platform UOL with legal proceedings.      Help by sharing this information Against this background and faced with these new forms of indirect censorship fuelled by a highly polarized political atmosphere, the Brazilian media have challenges ahead and must reinvent themselves in order to restore public confidence. The challenges are huge and are not new. The response must lie in boosting journalism, particularly quality journalism, by strengthening the independence and diversity of the media       Access to information increasingly limited October 19, 2020 – Updated on October 21, 2020 Brazil quarterly analysis: media face censorship on multiple fronts In the third in a series of quarterly assessments of press freedom violations in Brazil in 2020, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) examines how President Jair Bolsonaro’s strategy for smearing media outlets that annoy him affects the daily lives of journalists and infects other spheres of government. “This government ranks high among those refusing access to information,” said Mello. “It gives hundreds of false excuses for not responding to such requests. It does not see for its part that it is a function of an elected government to be publicly accountable.”    The Covid-19 health crisis has led to a growing lack of transparency in government affairs (see the analysis by Transparency International Brazil which gives a state-by-state breakdown of how transparent the authorities have been in the fight against coronavirus). News Politicization of official media In an address full of falsehoods to the UN General Assembly on 22 September, Bolsonaro repeated the allegation he had made several times in the course of the year, that sections of the Brazilian media had “politicized the virus by spreading panic among the population…and almost brought social chaos to the country”. The TCU criticized the presidential communications secretariat Secom, which is responsible for distributing funds of this kind, for the inequitable and impenetrable manner in which it manages the resources. Since June, the awarding of Secom funds has been taken over by the new communications ministry. The ministry had been abolished in 2016 when its remit was taken over by the ministry of science, technology and innovation. Its revival was announced in June this year and took effect in September.        center_img A feature of the third quarter was the proliferation of improper judicial proceedings against journalists and news organizations, mostly brought by government representatives or associates of the president. to go further Total attacks of the “Bolsonaro system” against the press during the third quarter of 2020 (RSF figures)Repeated attacks on journalists and the media in general by the “Bolsonaro system” continued in the third quarter of 2020, during which RSF recorded at least 27 by Bolsonaro himself, slightly more than the 21 in the second quarter. His sons once again repeated and hardened the attacks. Among the most serious attacks during this quarter occurred on 23 August when Bolsonaro was on an official visit in Brasilia. When a reporter from the O Globo newspaper group asked an awkward question about corruption directly related to his family, the president replied: “I’ll punch you in the mouth, motherfucker!”  The episode provoked a wave of anger in the country, especially on social media where a number of leading figures and news organizations took up the question asked by the journalist. Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil The blocking of journalists on social media by government agents, already reported in the first quarter, persists, as detailed in a recent report by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism. Some members of the government, such as the former education minister Abraham Weintraub, have boasted publicly about it. In one of the most significant cases, a judge in Rio State ordered the newspaper Jornal GGN and its journalists Patricia Faermann and Luis Nassif to withdraw 11 articles or face a fine of 10,000 reals. The articles dealt with the improper activities by the BTG Pactual bank – whose founders include Economy Minister Paulo Guedes – in São Paulo and in Chile. On 24 August, the president described journalists as “fat asses” who had less chance of surviving Covid-19.  On the same day he took a swipe at the black journalist Maria Júlia (Maju) Coutinho, presenter on TV Globo group, on Twitter, calling her a liar. His attack unleashed a torrent of misogynistic and racist threats and insults by Bolsonaro supporters on social media (follow the hashtag #MajuMentirosa).    On 4 September, justice officials in the state of Rio de Janeiro suppressed a series of reports by TV Globo on investigations under way into the president’s son Flávio, suspected of misappropriation of public funds and corruption while he was a member of parliament for the state.   The appointment of Fábio Faria, the son-in-law of SBT group owner Silvio Santos, a close associate of Bolsonaro’s, as head of the ministry was a further cause for concern. As well as analysing the organized and systematic nature of the Bolsonaro system’s attacks on media, RSF has examined other governmental methods for suppressing media freedom. In addition to these attacks, which have generated mistrust of journalists’ work, the media environment during the past quarter has been aggravated by disinformation, curbs on access to information (designed to control the public debate) and politicization of state communication mouthpieces. Secom itself, which was behind at least five attacks on the media in the third quarter, including using the expression “the rotten press” and making groundless allegations of “fake news” against news outlets that criticized the executive, is often singled out for its lack of integrity and accused of being an instrument of government propaganda.The government’s interference has also been significant within the Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), the entity in charge of Brazil’s main state media outlets. In September, a commission consisting of EBC employees and representatives of media unions in several of the country’s states published a report listing no fewer than 138 complaints about “censorship” or “interference” by the government from January 2019 to July 2020. The report said the most censored subjects during this period were politics and human rights including, for example, suppression of content linked to the murder of Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes, violations of the rights of indigenous populations, the ban on using sources such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and over-protection of government ministers and the president. “The ministry of communications has again become a political bargaining chip, only with much more power,” said Bia Barbosa. “Now it’s not just broadcasting licences and permits that are allocated to bolster political ties, but all government advertising.”      On the same day, the journalist Reinaldo Azevedo, a commentator for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and a presenter on the radio station BandNews FM, was ordered to pay 35,000 reals in damages to Deltan Dallagnol, chief prosecutor in the complex Lava Jato corruption investigation. The probe was launched in 2014 into a corruption and money-laundering scheme involving the state-owned Petrobras oil company. Dallagnol accused the journalist of besmirching his honour in an editorial. This interference in the EBC reduces its autonomy and independence, according to Bia Barbosa, who said: “Journalists at Rádio Nacional ­– one of the EBC’s communication outlets – who asked questions at health ministry press conferences that embarrassed the ministry’s staff or the minister himself were barred from these press conferences. So you have very clear measures, as regards journalistic practices, that are taken directly by the president’s office and the federal government.” The media have had increasing difficulty in obtaining information from the authorities. Since taking office in January 2019, Bolsonaro’s government has imposed at least 13 measures aimed at restricting access to information, as detailed in the Folha de Sao Paulo. According to Bianca Santana, targeted in an attack by the president on 28 May, “there is a clear intent to spin a narrative designed to manipulate the public and make them believe the media cannot be trusted…The intent is that, by attacking journalists, I am encouraging them to be attacked in order to ruin their reputation once and for all and ensure that I no longer need to answer questions or respond to criticism in public”. In Santana’s view, the attacks “change our behaviour, curtail our freedom … They have a direct impact on the work of the targeted journalists and the public stances they take”.   In its report after carrying out an audit in August, the Brazilian Court of Auditors (Tribunal de Contas da União) pointed out the lack of transparency and technical criteria in the allocation of official publicity produced by the government, highlighting the preferential treatment given to television stations that closely followed the government line, in particular the stations run by the groups SBT and Record. Reports News RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Related documents How we compile our quarterly reportsPDF – 74.45 KB Receive email alerts Federal parliamentary representative Eduardo Bolsonaro was the main perpetrator, with 79 attacks recorded in the third quarter, compared with 63 in the second, that is almost one attack per day. He was followed by Rio de Janeiro municipal councillor Carlos Bolsonaro with 19 attacks, compared with 44 in the second quarter, and by senator Flavio Bolsonaro with 21 attacks, against 47 in the second quarter.     Judicial censorship gains ground April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation?

first_img February 27, 2018 2,982 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform GSEs 2018-02-27 David Wharton Share Save Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform GSEs Previous: Ocwen Acquiring PHH Corporation for $360 Million Next: New Bill Addresses Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago GSE reform has been a hot-button topic ever since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came under government conservatorship during the financial crisis, but it’s one of those talking points that often seems heavy on the talk and light on the corresponding action. This week an assembly of analysts and think tanks, including the American Enterprise Institute, introduced a proposal outlining how President Trump could, at least theoretically, move to eliminate the GSEs without having to rely on Congressional support.The plan hinges upon having a Trump-appointed head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government organization tasked with overseeing the GSEs. The FHFA is currently overseen by Obama-era appointee Mel Watt, whose term will conclude at the end of this year. The new paper, which includes among its authors former Reagan White House Counsel and upcoming Five Star Government Forum Keynote Speaker Peter Wallison, argues that a Trump-appointed head of the FHFA could essentially whittle Fannie and Freddie down gradually. This process would involve limiting the types of loans the GSEs could purchase and lowering the size limits for those loans. The authors of the paper said they believed that the plan would allow President Trump to “break this logjam.”Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) has recently been trying to advance bipartisan GSE reform legislation that would keep Fannie and Freddie intact, but would also include a government guarantee for mortgage-backed securities and provisions designed to support affordable housing initiatives. This latter part especially runs contrary to the approach of the new AEI proposal, as Wallison and others have argued that government affordable housing initiatives actually helped flood the market with subprime mortgages that destabilized the market and lead to the collapse of the housing bubble.In a January op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Wallison put it bluntly: “The trouble here is not merely that the Treasury is an outlier in what was supposed to be a deregulatory administration. It is also that the department’s current custodians appear to have learned nothing from the financial crisis, which was caused by precisely the policies they now support.”The AEI paper argues that, rather than focusing on affordable housing mandates, government subsidies should be reduced, which they argue would bring down home prices and make homeownership available to a broader spectrum of Americans.Not everyone would support such a plan, of course, with some proponents arguing that of Fannie and Freddie are in need of either moderate reform or minor policy adjustments. Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi put it succinctly, telling MarketWatch that when it came to the GSEs, “it’s not fixed but it’s not broken.”Last week California-based investment management firm PIMCO wrote in a letter to Congress that, “We believe GSE ‘reform’ should simply formalize the current state of affairs—namely, by making the government guarantee explicit and otherwise keeping Fannie and Freddie functioning as they largely are today. In other words, Congress should be honest about conservatorship: It has been and continues to be immensely successful, not to mention wildly profitable, and the current system works.”According to a February survey conducted by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, 73.3 percent of respondents opposed eliminating the GSEs and privatizing housing finance without a government guarantee. Moreover, 74.1 percent of respondents supported retaining the GSEs and the explicit government guarantee or replacing them with something similar.You can watch the full archived stream of the AEI’s Tuesday conference discussing their GSE reform proposals below. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, Newscenter_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation?  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Northern Lights bring tourism boost to Inishowen

first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Northern Lights bring tourism boost to Inishowen Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey By News Highland – January 25, 2012 WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Facebook Twitter Previous articleWest Donegal man to face trial charged with 32 sex offencesNext articleRemedial works begin on Three Rivers Project in Strabane/Lifford News Highland Inishowen Tourism says there’s been a major upsurge in visitor numbers since the Northern Lights became visible in the local skies.  In recent days, hundreds of people have been visiting the area in the hope of seeing the lights.However, there are fears that people may be distracted while driving, and the AA is expressing concern that there may be collisions as a result of the extra traffic on the road.Kathleen Gill is marketting manager of Inishowen Tourism, she says the visitinishowen.ie website has been very busy, and that’s reflected in the number of people coming to the area……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/kgill530.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApplast_img read more

Issue Directions Regarding Payment Of Interim School Fees By Oct 28: Rajasthan High Court Directs State [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesIssue Directions Regarding Payment Of Interim School Fees By Oct 28: Rajasthan High Court Directs State [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Oct 2020 3:57 AMShare This – xConsidering the hardship being faced by private schools amid rampant demands to slash school fees, the Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has directed the State Government to issue instructions regarding payment of interim fees, latest by October 28, 2020. The order has been passed by a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Satish Kumar Sharma in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginConsidering the hardship being faced by private schools amid rampant demands to slash school fees, the Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has directed the State Government to issue instructions regarding payment of interim fees, latest by October 28, 2020. The order has been passed by a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Satish Kumar Sharma in a batch of appeals filed by private schools, on the issue of payment of school fees amid suspension of physical classes due to Covid-19 pandemic. “Considering the hardship of the private schools, it is directed that the State Government shall issue necessary directions by 28.10.2020 positively regarding interim fees which the private schools shall be allowed to charge subject to final decision in this regard,” the Bench ordered. Significantly, the State Government has already constituted a Committee for determination of fees to be charged by the private schools for the lockdown period. The Court was informed that this Committee is in the process to finalize its recommendations and accordingly an affidavit shall be filed on behalf of the State Government on November 2, 2020. At this juncture, Senior Advocate Kamlakar Sharma voiced their concerns regarding operational difficulties of private schools, prompting the Court to pass this interim direction. Related News: Online Classes: Rajasthan HC Says Schools Cannot Be Deprived Of Tuition Fees; Allows Them To Collect 70% Tuition Fees In 3 Installments Case Title: Sunil Samdaria v. State Of Rajasthan (and connected matters) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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