India: Another reporter slain in Uttar Pradesh, second in a month

first_img Organisation News IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Violence Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Vikram Joshi, a reporter for the Hindi-language newspaper Jansagar Today, died in hospital today from injuries he received on 20 July when he was beaten and then shot in the head by a group of men in front of his daughters aged 5 and 11 near their home in the city of Ghaziabad.Nine suspects have been arrested after being identified by means of CCTV camera footage, but not the man who shot Joshi, according to his family, which is refusing to recover his body until the killer is arrested. The family thinks Joshi was the victim of a reprisal for filing a complaint four days earlier against individuals who had harassed his niece.“All those responsible for Vikram Joshi’s shocking murder must be identified and brought to justice as quickly as possible,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said. “We take note of the fact that an investigation is under way and we urge the police not to neglect the possibility of a link to his work as a journalist. Above all, we call on the Uttar Pradesh authorities to adopt substantial measures to reinforce protection for journalists as a matter of the utmost urgency.”The other journalist to be gunned down in the past few weeks in Uttar Pradesh was Shubham Mani Tripathi, a reporter for the Hindi-language Kampu Mail newspaper, who died on the spot when he was shot six times on 19 June in Lucknow, the state capital. He had said in a recent Facebook post that he feared he could be killed because of his investigations into illegal land expropriation by the local “sand mafia.”India is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. to go further RSF_en News Jansagar Today reporter Vikram Joshi died on 22 July from the shot to the head he had received two days earlier (photo: July 22, 2020 India: Another reporter slain in Uttar Pradesh, second in a monthcenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Violence June 10, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media March 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the second murder of a journalist in the space of a month in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in northern India, and calls on the state’s authorities to do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice, and to step up protection for media personnel. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19last_img read more

Pasadena Police Say Bolt Down Safes to Secure Firearms and Valuables

first_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Public Safety Pasadena Police Say Bolt Down Safes to Secure Firearms and Valuables Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 9:26 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Pasadena Police Department is advising residents and business owners to use top quality safes to secure valuables as well as firearms, as the community continues to experience residential and business burglaries.In an online advisory, the Department said although safes are not a guarantee, they do provide a layer of security. Safe owners should also make sure the devices are bolted down to secure surfaces.“When utilizing a safe, efforts should be made to secure and bolt them down to a secure surface,” the advisory says. “We have encountered several instances where safes of all sizes have been left unlocked or have been hauled away by thieves.”“Bolting the safe down to a concrete foundation or to other secure items within someone’s home is strongly recommended,” Pasadena Police Lt. Mark Goodman said. “It discourages thieves from trying to pick the safe up in its entirety and removing it from the location.”Goodman said this advice would apply to all sizes of safes. He added aside from concrete floors, residents should also consider securing their safe to walls and other places within residences that are basically immovable. Business Newslast_img read more

Pride of Place puts paid to County Limerick estate’s reputation for…

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPride of Place puts paid to County Limerick estate’s reputation for antisocial behaviourBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2015 812 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleWater protest heats up in LimerickNext articleThe Next Stage for Niall O’Halloran Alan Jacques center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAll Ireland Pride of PlaceBallyhoura DevelopmentcastleconnelllimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick City and County Council Tenants ForumScanlon Park Advertisement Linkedin by Alan [email protected] COUNTY Limerick housing estate once plagued by antisocial behaviour is now making final preparations to impress the judges in the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition.Representing Limerick in the Housing Estate category, Scanlon Park in Castleconnell is now a vibrant estate with a lot of activity down to the hard work of its residents association over the past decade.Families living in the estate are currently in full swing to prepare for the arrival next month of judges for the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition.There are almost 90 houses in the Castleconnell estate with a wide range of residents – young families and children, older residents and single people. There are also several generations of families within the estate, which gives a great sense of community.Residents spokesperson, Mags Byrnes, said that new members have recently joined the residents association and have organised a wide range of estate activities including barbecues and sports days, day trips, clean ups and other events.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These events are open to all residents of any age and are kept as affordable as possible,” she explained.“The residents committee are members of Limerick City and County Council Tenants Forum and meet regularly with Ballyhoura Development regarding various activities, supports and funding which may be available to them. They have completed committee skills training and drafted an estate action plan.”The Park has strong links to the local community, particularly the Tidy Towns group and many sports clubs that residents, both adults and children, are involved in.The Lisnagry Soccer club have their pitch within the estate and St Joseph’s Graveyard shares the estate entrance.Ms Byrnes pointed out that the estate once had a reputation for antisocial behaviour in the past but this is no longer the case due to the active work of the residents and support from Limerick County Council.“We’re delighted to have our years of hard work recognised and are looking forward to showing off all our achievements in July,” she concluded. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Ask the Economist: An Increasing Interest in Financial Services

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Ask the Economist: An Increasing Interest in Financial Services Share Save About Author: David Wharton Previous: Affordable Mortgage to Avoid Foreclosures Next: Addressing Reverse Mortgages After the Death of a Borrower Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Print Features Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 30, 2018 2,526 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Affordability Blend Financial services Home HOUSING Technology trends 2018-04-30 David Wharton Related Articles Tagged with: Affordability Blend Financial services Home HOUSING Technology trends Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the April issue of DS News.As the CFO and Co-Founder of Blend, a technology company transforming the $40+ trillion consumer lending industry, Erin Collard is a seasoned professional in economics, technology, and the housing sector. He attended the University of Sheffield where he received a bachelor’s degree in Economics. From there, he attended the University of Warwick where he earned a Master’s of Science in Economics. Before Blend, Collard served as an early employee and head trader of Clarium Capital Management (hedge fund founded by Peter Thiel) and Armored Wolf.DS // Why did you first become interested in the study of economics?Collard // I was always obsessed with statistics when I was young. I found the application of mathematics to real-world problems endlessly appealing, so it was a natural path to studying economics. Spending the majority of my postgraduate time researching Central Bank reaction functions, my academic career was cut somewhat shorter than intended when Peter Thiel asked me to join and help build his global macro hedge fund. It was exciting to spend years dissecting and analyzing the world of data where economic theory and market reality finally met. Even today, as CFO and Co-founder of Blend, I still view the world through the lens of an economist with the same passion that got me interested in economics in the beginning.DS // What trends do you think the economy will see throughout 2018?Collard // In 2017, the U.S. experienced a slowdown in home sales but not in prices, which was primarily due to the lack of housing available for purchase. In 2018, we’re not going to see this improve dramatically. While homebuilders are continuing to help on the supply side, their focus is currently on the “moving up” market vs. the entry level market for millennials and first-time homebuyers.Affordability will remain front and center for 2018 and will be made sharper because of the current administration’s changes to mortgage interest tax deductions. As a byproduct of this, the U.S. housing market will experience an increased demand for smaller, more affordable homes and the role of homebuilders to meet that need will become increasingly important.Investment in technology seems poised to continue increasing following a very strong 2017, particularly in early and later-stage companies. Th is is great news for the financial sector and economy as a whole. While many are focused on blockchain and its ability to power a multitude of platforms and applications, we will also continue to see a strong focus on cybersecurity and fraud prevention. As a result, I think the industry will see a lot more regulation, as various regulatory bodies struggle to keep up with the pace of development.One trend I noticed last year that I hope continues is a focus from fintech companies on encouraging and almost ‘gamifying’ savings and wealth management for millennials. This could be a massive win for the economy as millennials continue to increase their slice of the economic pie.As we look globally, one of the more interesting trends we may see is a divergence in central bank policy, a stark contrast to the last 10 years of the coordinated policy. While we may see the U.S. and U.K. continue to have steepening yield curves in relation to the E.U., this will have consequences for global trade and asset relocation. As a result, we can expect a continuation of asset infl ation in the U.S., and quite possibly for our net exports to form an obstacle to growth in the years to come.DS // What technological innovations are you seeing that can help housing experts better gauge the current economic environment?Collard // Over the past five years, we’ve seen an ongoing amount of notable investments taking place in fintech. A recent report from KPMG titled, “The pulse of Fintech Q4 2017” helps map out some of the major investments and trends. Investors see a significant opportunity for technology to drive change across different areas of financial services, and I believe we’ll only see this interest grow in 2018 and beyond.One of the areas where we see this take off is the level of visibility for lenders, specifically in assessing the risk of lending to borrowers. Now, lenders have direct access to data, instead of printed, scanned, uploaded pieces of paper, and are getting more detailed and reliable consumer fi nancial profi les to assess risk.One example of this is Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty program, which allows lenders to know within 24 hours whether a loan will meet Fannie Mae’s underwriting guidelines, and protects them from buyback risk later on. Th is allows them to make a more informed decision about whether the borrower is creditworthy.We’re also seeing homebuyers benefi t substantially from the various technology options they have available throughout the process of purchasing a home. For everything from the initial research on available properties to evaluating diff erent loan pricing options, to scheduling an appraisal, they have many choices and can easily identify the best service or provider for their situation.DS // Interest rates have been at a historical low, but are now starting to climb again. What impact does this have on housing?Collard // Typically we see interest rates have ripple effects throughout the economy, not just housing. While the monetary effects take many months to translate into tangible impacts on theeconomy, mortgage rates may see a slight increase as a result. Nonetheless, there are positive outcomes for housing. With higher rates, lenders are more incentivized and have a larger cushion for risk. Lenders should show greater bandwidth to consider borrowers who may not have had access to certain credit. I predict we’ll see lenders expand access to a broader population, of course with the appropriate risk models in place. Refinancing will likely decline, which lenders may try to offset with more purchase loans. Finally, rising interest rates can push ‘onthe-fence’ prospective homebuyers to finally make that new home purchase, as they are incentivized to make the purchase sooner while rates are still low.DS // The future of the GSEs is uncertain, what do you foresee for the enterprises moving forward?Collard // As we look forward, we will see this become a serious topic of discussion for reform in 2018, as the majority of government bodies that help shape mortgage finance will themselves see major leadership changes. It is tough to say which direction GSE reform will take, but given White House rhetoric, I expect the GSEs will continue to play an important role in our economy (even more so if placed into receivership), and the system will continue to rely on them in the absence of a complete overhaul.Also, there has been a lot of talk on Capitol Hill about leveling the playing field, so it’s likely we will see some increased competition. This may come in the form of more guarantors and more uniform terms (price, credit, etc.) for large and small lenders. In essence, if we see the guarantor model remain intact, and there is an opportunity for more competition, the economy should benefit from retaining the 30-year mortgage, lower rates, and increased access to the credit market. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Ask the Economist: An Increasing Interest in Financial Services Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more