Organisation News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is dismayed and alarmed to learn that Michael Sfard and Noa Amrami, lawyers for the Ramallah-based Palestinian TV station Wattan TV, have been served with a notice by the Israeli army threatening the station with another raid unless it stops broadcasting.In a letter dated 24 April, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) legal department said the station’s new frequency was allocated illegally, was in breach of an interim agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and jeopardized security in the area.“The letter is the umpteenth threat couched in violent language from the Israeli army against Wattan TV, even though the station has complied with a request from the High Court of Justice last December to obtain a new broadcasting frequency from the Palestinian telecommunications ministry,” said Lucie Morillon, Reporters Without Borders head of research.“It seems clear that whatever steps the station takes, the Israeli army will do everything it can to put it off the air. Will they go as far as carrying out another raid, like the one in February 2012?”Moammar Orabi, the station’s director, told Reporters Without Borders that it was another form of pressure by the Israeli army against the station. “But we are not going down that road,” he said. “The Israeli army’s order is illegal since the station has a permit to broadcast issued by the Palestinian telecommunications ministry.”He added: “Furthermore, we have filed a complaint against the Israeli army over the threatened raid.”Interviewed on the website Amad, Orabi said he had “consulted several experts in the field of frequencies and they all told us the station was causing no interference or jamming and there was no danger to security as they have claimed. These allegations are false and are designed to interfere with the work of Palestinian news organizations, which amounts to an attack on freedom of expression.”Reporters Without Borders notes that Wattan TV has been the target of harassment by the Israeli military authorities for several years. The army stormed the station’s offices in February 2012, seizing all its transmission equipment and administrative files dating back to 2002.The Israeli High Court of Justice decided last December not to overturn the army’s decision to seize Wattan TV’s transmission equipment. The court postponed a final decision in the matter until Wattan TV tried to obtain a new frequency from the Palestinian Authority which did not interfere with IDF communications systems. This was done, according to Orabi: “We obtained a new frequency about a month ago.”Despite repeated requests by press freedom organizations and the station’s lawyers, the court accepted, after an ex parte review of secret material, that the broadcasts interfered with some security communications and the seizure of the transmitters was thus legal. Wattan TV asked the court to allow time for it to try to obtain a licence using a different frequency. The army objected as it wanted to make the seizure permanent and take over ownership of the transmitters. The court granted extra time, which has since been further extended. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority has allocated a new frequency to Wattan TV but the Israelis have refused to give their consent, although they should have done so under the interim agreement.In light of this, Wattan TV has asked the court to order the army to hand over the transmitters and it has promised not use them until the new frequency is authorized. Wattan TV is awaiting a final decision by the High Court.The Israeli authorities also ordered the management of the station Al-Sheraa Al-Mahalli TV in Tulkarem to suspend broadcasting temporarily in February this year or face the seizure of all its equipment. They used the same excuse, namely that the station’s signal was disrupting Ben Gurion airport and communications inside Israel.According to the station’s director Mohamed Zaydan, quoted in the newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: “We brought in a committee of experts from the telecommunications ministry as well engineers from Al-Najah university. After checking all devices and equipment belonging to Al-Sheraa Al-Mahalli, the experts concluded that the station was operating in accordance with official standards.” PalestineMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Follow the news on Palestine June 3, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information May 21, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli army issues raid threat to Palestinian TV station May 16, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News
DS5 Forbearance 2020-04-20 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Webcasts The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / DS5: What Servicers Want to Know Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: DS5 Forbearance Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Previous: Addressing Nonbank Servicer Liquidity Needs Next: Leveraging Machine Learning for Better Default Decisions In the newest episode of DS5: Inside the Industry, Sean Ryan, CEO of Aspen Grove Solutions and Christopher Whalen, an investment banker, author, and Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors LLC will be discussing the concerns of servicers as well as the future of forbearances, loan modifications, and more.Ryan will discuss a new white paper by Aspen that explores pressing industry concerns stemming from COVID-19, including loan modifications and property inspections.The white paper—entitled “Forbearance in the CARES Act: A Review of Issues, Impact, and Mitigation Strategies”—can be read in full here.As the white paper explores, the CARES Act creates significant changes to current forbearance processes for government-backed loans, which amount to roughly $6.9 trillion in asset value. In addition, the streamlined forbearance processes on offer are both very generous to homeowners and restrict some established forms of servicer diligence, which could lead more borrowers to utilize the programs than normal and put added strain on servicers.Later in the episode, we’ll be speaking with Whalen will be diving into the government’s response to the current pandemic, including servicer liquidity concerns and the long-term impact of mortgage forbearance programs. According to Black Knight, as of April 16, more than 2.9 million homeowners, or 5.5% of all mortgages, have entered into COVID-19 mortgage forbearance plans. This population represents $651 billion in unpaid principal and includes 4.9% of all GSE-backed loans and 7.6% of FHA/VA loans.You can watch the full episode here or at the embed below. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 20, 2020 1,324 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago DS5: What Servicers Want to Know Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe
70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Twitter Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Uncle says RAAD shot his nephews to prevent Andrew Allen murder retaliation Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Judge agrees there are speed camera van shortcomingsNext articlePearse Doherty ordered out of Dail News Highland By News Highland – March 8, 2012 Google+ Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released The Uncle of two men shot in Derry last night says RAAD carried out the shooting to instill fear and avoid reprisals for the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana last month.Brian McFadden was speaking after two of his nephews were shot in a punishment style shooting in the Bogside area of Derry last night.They are in hospital being treated for non life-threatening injuries.Mr McFadden has also called on republican leaders to come to the City and lead the people – he says Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams should be more proactive:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/brian1pmRAAD.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Facebook Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme
Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook WhatsApp A Donegal Deputy says there is a clear lack of communication between health officials and the people of Donegal.A meeting was held between the Chief Medical Officer, the Health Minister and Donegal Oireachtas members on Saturday following concerns raised by Dr Tony Holohan over the high levels of Covid-19 in Donegal.Deputy Joe McHugh told today’s Nine til Noon Show that it was imperative that information was relayed to the public today but unfortunately that hasn’t happened:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mchughvirus1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal Deputy hits out a lack of communication from health officials WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter By News Highland – May 4, 2021 Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleEfforts to control Covid-19 in Donegal diluted by border – Dr McCauleyNext articleDonegal Gardai set up dedicated line to report breaches of Covid guidelines News Highland
Connecticut State Police(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Newly released body camera video has shed new light into an officer-involved shooting in New Haven, Connecticut, that’s prompted protests.Stephanie Washington, 22, was shot in the torso on April 16 in New Haven when an officer from the neighboring town of Hamden and another from Yale University unleashed a barrage of gunfire on the red Honda Civic that her boyfriend Paul Witherspoon was driving, authorities said.The shooting unfolded at about 4:20 a.m. after Hamden police responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery at a gas station in Hamden, according to state police.A car allegedly matching the description of the one leaving the scene of the attempted robbery was spotted on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven, state police said. Police stopped the Honda Civic that Washington and Witherspoon were in.In the video, Witherspoon opens the door and within seconds, his hands go up and he is shot at by police. He was not struck.The Yale officer did not have his dash camera or body camera on. The Hamden officer turned his body camera on just before the incident.Commissioner James Rovella said “There were indications that he was told to open the door… or come out with his hands up.”A surveillance video obtained by ABC News shows another vantage point – again appearing to show Witherspoon being shot at by police while his hands are in the air.“I thought I was already dead because he pointed it right at me,” Witherspoon told ABC affiliate station WTNH-TV in New Haven.Investigators said Washington, who was in the passenger’ seat, was shot in the torso. She is now in stable condition at a nearby hospital.Rovella said there was “no gun found.”The officers involved claimed the driver made an abrupt movement and ignored commands.In response to the incident, hundreds of Yale students have called for the two officers who fired their guns to step down.Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office. The officers have not commented on the incident.Rovella said he has many concerns about how this case was handled.The state’s attorney is continuing their investigation into the shooting.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Colonization by alien species poses one of the greatest threats to global biodiversity1. Here I investigate the colonization by marine organisms of drift debris deposited on the shores of 30 remote islands from the Arctic to the Antarctic (across all oceans) and find that human litter more than doubles the rafting opportunities for biota, particularly at high latitudes. Although the poles may be protected from invasion by freezing sea surface temperatures, these may be under threat as the fastest-warming areas anywhere2 are at these latitudes.
Image: Corporate headquarters of Marathon Petroleum in Findlay, Ohio. Photo: courtesy of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Elliott Management has asked Marathon Petroleum to split itself into three independent entities to unlock the value that is “currently trapped” in the latter’s conglomerate structure.The US activist hedge fund, through certain funds managed by it, holds a stake of 2.5% in Marathon Petroleum.Elliott Management said that the purpose of its letter is to show the direction to the Ohio-based petroleum refining company to remedy its repeat underperformance, to boost its businesses, and to create considerable and sustainable value for its shareholders.The hedge fund claimed that the company’s management and the board did not fulfil the promises of implementing certain agreed measures to improve performance. The promises were said to be made by the management and the board following a previous engagement with Elliott Management.The investment management firm wants Marathon Petroleum to immediately initiate a separation, which it expects to create three strong, independent companies, with each of them to have a leading position in their respective sectors.The suggested new companies are RetailCo, MidstreamCo, and RefiningCo, which Elliott Management believes will generate more than $22bn (£17.8bn) in value for shareholders without any change in the operating assumptions. Furthermore, Marathon Petroleum’s board can make use of an incremental $17bn (£13.75bn) in value by realising the operating full potential of its asset base, said the hedge fund.Elliott Management said that RetailCo is expected to become the largest US-listed convenience store operator, while MidstreamCo will be among the top five US midstream operators in terms of enterprise value. The third new entity – RefiningCo is expected to become the largest independent merchant refiner in the US, claimed the hedge fund.The latest letter from Elliott Management comes almost a year after Marathon Petroleum completed the $23.3bn (£18.85bn) merger of its rival refining company Andeavor.Marathon Petroleum responds to Elliott Management’s suggestionMarathon Petroleum, in its response to the letter, stated: “We look forward to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with our shareholders as we continue to evaluate opportunities to deliver more value for our shareholders. We will thoroughly evaluate Elliott’s proposal and look forward to continuing our constructive engagement around these issues.” The activist hedge fund said that Marathon Petroleum by splitting into three independent companies will unlock more than £17.8bn in value for shareholders
Authorities Two stranded mariners were located on an uninhabited island in the Federated States of Micronesia after a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft joined a Coast Guard rescue mission.The U.S. Navy shared photos on August 25 of a man and a woman standing on the island beach where they had earlier written “SOS” in the sand.The P-8A crew flew in support of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam after oil tanker British Mariner reported light signals from an uninhabited island in the state of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).According to the U.S. Navy, FSS Palikir a patrol boat from Federated States of Micronesia has been sent to conduct rescue operations.U.S. Navy’s P-8A Patrol Squadron VP-8 is based in Jacksonville, Florida and is currently on a routine deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. P-8A maritime reconnaissance aircraft locates two mariners stranded on Micronesian island August 26, 2016 Share this article View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today P-8A maritime reconnaissance aircraft locates two mariners stranded on Micronesian island View post tag: P-8A