South Sudan blocks two news websites

first_img August 21, 2020 Find out more South SudanAfrica Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet July 20, 2017 South Sudan blocks two news websites News News South SudanAfrica Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that South Sudan’sgovernment has for the past three days been blocking Internet and mobile phoneaccess to two reputedly reliable news media. Follow the news on South Sudan Help by sharing this information Online memorial and writing prize launched to mark 30th birthday of slain journalist Christopher Allencenter_img to go further December 23, 2020 Find out more Internet and phone users in South Sudan have not able to access the Sudan Tribune and Radio Tamazuj since 17 July because the National Communications Authority, which regulates the media, ordered them blocked.Information minister Michael Makuei Lueth told Reuters that they were being blocked because their reporting was “hostile” towards the government.“This blocking of two major news websites is intolerable and we ask the authorities to restore access at once,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Access to news and information is a fundamental right guaranteed bu South Sudan’s 2011 provisional constitution.”The Sudan Tribune, a Paris-based news site, and Radio Tamazuj, an independent news radio station, are respected sources of news about Sudan and South Sudan that circumvent efforts by the governments of both countries to censor the media.According to Radio Tamazuj, the South Sudanese government is using ZTE, a Chinese communications company and Internet service provider, to block access both its website and its mobile phone service. However, its shortwave broadcasts can still be heard.Adil Faris Mayat, the head of South Sudan’s state-owned national TV broadcaster, has meanwhile been detained for the past ten days without being allowed access to a lawyer.South Sudan has fallen 20 places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index since 2015 and is now ranked 145th out of 180 countries.More information about South Sudan here. Organisation Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 25, 2020 Find out more Information Minister,Michael Makuei Lueth, Photo credit: AP Photo/Elias Asmare RSF_en News RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years onlast_img read more

Sinn Fein TD Carol Nolan criticises plans to extract water from…

first_imgTwitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDepartment must ‘unblock’ routes to social housing in county LimerickNext articleLimerick protest over Irish Cement plan Staff Reporter Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsSinn Fein TD Carol Nolan criticises plans to extract water from the Shannon to meet Dublin’s needsBy Staff Reporter – May 10, 2018 2067 center_img WhatsApp Print River Shannon PLANS to extract water from the Shannon to meet Dublin’s needs have been criticised by Sinn Fein TD Carol Nolan who described Irish Water’s Shannon pipeline proposal as “a project based on holes and leaks”. Responding to Irish Water’s announcement that it would proceed with an application to An Bord Pleanála, Deputy Nolan stated that “the submission is premature as there are too many gaps in the research and the issue of existing water leaks has not been adequately addressed”. The €1.3 billion scheme proposes to take water from the Parteen basin and use a 170km pipeline to pump it to Dublin and major Midland towns. TAGSClareDublinlimerickSinn Feinwater extraction Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, May 1

first_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 1. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at After a rollercoaster day, the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement between the district and Ector Success Academy Network, a nonprofit entity, to operate Ector Middle School starting in time for school next fall.2. Odessa police arrested a man Friday, charging him with threatening his common-law wife with a gun and a placing the gun to his four-month-old daughter’s temple and threatening to kill her.3. The roadways turned deadly during the weekend following a number of accidents across Ector County.4. The Odessa College Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. today. One of the items on the agenda is demolition of the baseball field for a new stadium.5. As Fire Marshal Al Mata readies for retirement after four decades of service to the city, he leaves behind a legacy of service and safety to the citizens of Odessa. WhatsApp Facebook OC employee of the year always learning 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp Local News Five things you need to know today, May 1 Facebookcenter_img By admin – May 1, 2018 Joaquin Rios runs around the Memorial Gardens Park sidewalk Monday afternoon. Rios comes out to run in the park with his wife Tanya Rios ad their 4-month-old daughter Hilda Rios nearly every day. Pinterest Previous articleNew program seeks art for City HallNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 1 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSummer Spaghetti SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 1 Twitterlast_img read more

90-Day Delinquencies Experience Largest Monthly Increase in 9 Years

first_img December 21, 2017 2,642 Views 90-Day Delinquencies Experience Largest Monthly Increase in 9 Years Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / 90-Day Delinquencies Experience Largest Monthly Increase in 9 Years Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Black Knight Inc Delinquency Delinquency Rate Foreclosure hurricane harvey Hurricane Irma Serious Delinquency Rate 2017-12-21 David Wharton According to mortgage delinquency data compiled by Black Knight, Inc., in November 2017, 90-day delinquent loan inventory saw the largest month-over-month increase in nine years due to the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.November increases in severely delinquent mortgage inventory have been observed in nine out of the past 10 years, according to Black Knight, but the spike in 90-day delinquencies definitely stands out. Ninety-day delinquent mortgage inventory jumped 13 percent in November 2017, the largest monthly increase in nearly a decade. Over 85 percent of these new delinquencies are related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to Black Knight. That amounts to a total of 66,000 hurricane-related severe delinquencies, out of a total 77,000 for the month.The overall national delinquency rate increased by 2.5 percent in November 2017.November’s additions bring the total delinquencies spurred by Harvey and Irma to over 85,000. Delinquencies resulting from Irma spiked during November, increasing by 8,200 month-over-month. On the other hand, Harvey-related delinquencies dropped month-over-month by nearly the same amount, for a total monthly decrease of 8,400.With a total of 48,700 for the month, November’s U.S. foreclosure starts were down 4.78 percent month-over-month, and down 20.86 percent year-over-year. According the Black Knight, November’s foreclosure starts were the second fewest monthly starts for 2017 and the third lowest number since 2004. At 337,000, November 2017 gad the lowest number of active foreclosures since October 2006.The national number of homes that are 30 or more days past due, but not yet in foreclosure, totaled 2,324,000 for November 2017, an increase of 62,000 since October 2017. The number of properties 90 or more days past due, but not yet in foreclosure, totaled 666,000. That’s actually down by 16,000 year-over-year.Editor’s Note: The first report of this story incorrectly cited the largest total number of foreclosures in nine years, this story has been corrected to show that Black Knight found the largest month-over-month increase in 90-day delinquencies in nine years. Subscribe Previous: Cleaning Up the Paper Trail Next: FHFA Charts Year Ahead for Fannie & Freddie Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Black Knight Inc Delinquency Delinquency Rate Foreclosure hurricane harvey Hurricane Irma Serious Delinquency Ratelast_img read more

Revenue warns not all homes will receive property tax letters

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleGovernment plans first water bills in 2015Next article‘The Heads of State’ appeal for the return of equipment stolen in Letterkenny News Highland Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter News Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter The Revenue Commissioners is again warning that the Local Property Tax charge will be deducted from people who do not pay.Revenue says almost 219,000 households have registered for the tax with 1.3 million euro so far collected.It also says due to errors in the computer system people who have not received a letter must make contact with Revenue.Josephine Feehily is the Revenue Chairperson. She says enforcement work will begin from the end of June if there is non payment.”We will enforce it by deduction at source from their payroll if they’re on PAYE, or from occupational pensions if they’re on occupational pensions” she said.”In relation to the self-assessed, if they haven’t paid and filed their LPT return by the time they’re filing their tax return in October – then they will be surcharged on their tax return” she added. Revenue warns not all homes will receive property tax letters By News Highland – April 24, 2013 Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterestlast_img read more

Martin McGuinness’s ministerial car vandalised

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Martin McGuinness’s Ministerial car has been vandalised.A Sinn Fein statement this afternoon says the car used by the North’s Deputy First Minister was vandalised in an attack outside his home in Derry last night.Mr McGuinness described the incident as “pointless” and said that it will not prevent him from carrying out his ministerial duties or deflect from his work to build peace and reconciliation. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – June 14, 2014 Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Previous articleMinister believes Ireland’s archeological heritage is “unparalleled”Next articleDonegal International Rally Preview Podcast News Highland WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Google+ Martin McGuinness’s ministerial car vandalised Google+last_img read more

Fire service in Derry tackling major blaze at Maydown

first_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Previous articleBrendan Kilcoyne joins Donegal Senior Backroom TeamNext articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feireater 10/11/15 admin Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Firefighters are currently tackling a large fire at the former Brickkiln site in Derry.A number of fire appliances are at the site on Electra Road in Maydown.The North’s Environment Minister Mark H Durkan lives nearby, and a short time ago, he spole on the Shaun Doherty Show…….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Picture from Mark H Durkan’s Twitter feed. Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – November 11, 2015 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Fire service in Derry tackling major blaze at Maydown WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

At least 9 dead, 27 injured in mass shooting in downtown Dayton, Ohio

first_imgWKEF-TV(DAYTON, Ohio) –In the second mass shooting in less than 15 hours, at least nine people were killed and 27 injured early on Sunday after a gunman in body armor and wielding an AK-47-style assault rifle opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, according to police.Police confirmed Sunday afternoon the suspected gunman’s 22-year-old sister is among those who were were shot to death.The suspected shooter was shot and killed by responding officers “in less than a minute” after opening fire in the bustling Oregon District of Dayton, Mayor Nan Whaley said Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week.” Police said they were only aware of one shooter.“What’s scary about that is that if they were not there, the hundreds of lost lives we would’ve had in the Oregon District,” Whaley said.The suspected gunman was identified as 24-year-old Connor Stephen Betts, Lt. Col. Matt Carper, the assistant Dayton police chief, said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.Carper also released the names of all nine victims killed, including Betts’ sister, Megan Betts.He identified the other victims slain as Lois Oglesby, 27, Saeed Saleh, 38, Derrick Fudge, 57, Logan Turner, 30, Nicholas Cumer, 25, Thomas McNichols, 25, Beatrice Warren-Curtis, 36, and Monica Brickhouse, 39.Connor Betts lived in the Dayton suburb of Bellbrook, where FBI and Dayton police executed a search warrant on his home Sunday morning, according to Bellbrook Police Chief Doug Doherty. The chief told reporters that his agency had no previous contact with Betts.The mass shooting in Dayton followed a mass shooting Saturday morning in El Paso, Texas, where 20 people were killed and more than two dozen injured when a gunman, also wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle, opened fire without warning.Dana Raber, 20, of Bellbrook, said she was a friend of Megan Betts, when they were both high school students.“She was wonderful,” Raber told reporters gathered near the Betts family home in Bellbrook on Sunday. “She was different in a very good way. That’s why we got along, I supposed. She’s very sweet, had her own opinions and was loud and kind in a way that her brother was quiet and stayed more to himself.”She said she was unaware of any friction between Megan and Connor Betts.“They are a family I admired, and I don’t know how they’re going to get through this. They were always very nice to me,” Raber said.The back-to-back massacres came a week after a gunman killed three people and injured more than a dozen others at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California.Authorities responded quickly to the Dayton shooting, first reported at 1:07 a.m., and said police are regularly present in the crowded neighborhood full of bars and restaurants.Whaley said the shooter wore armor and was carrying a .223-caliber rifle similar to an AK-47 and additional high-capacity magazines.The shooting could have been much worse, according to Whaley, as “thousands of people” were in the bustling Oregon District at the time “enjoying their Saturday evening.”Miami Valley Hospital emergency physician Dr. Randy Marriott said at a news conference Sunday morning that his emergency room received 16 victims from the shooting in the Oregon District. He said four victims were admitted to the hospital, and one was in critical condition.Marriott said the majority of victims his staff treated suffered gunshots wounds, and several patients were injured running from the gunfire. He added that hospital staff received virtually no warning before wounded victims began arriving at the hospital in police cars and ambulances.The Kettering Health Network, composed of nine hospitals in Dayton, said multiple victims were also treated at its medical centers. Elizabeth Long, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said nine of the victims were treated at the network’s Grandview Medical Center, where three remained in serious condition and three others were in fair condition.Long said victims were shot in the lower extremities, and some suffered abdominal wounds. She said one victim suffered a laceration to the foot, running from the gunfire.Dayton Police Chief Richard Biele said the gunman has been identified, but he declined to release his name during a news conference Sunday morning.Asked if she suspects the gunman acted as a copycat of the mass shooting on Saturday morning in El Paso, Texas, that left 20 people dead and at least 26 injured, Mayor Whale said, “I can’t speculate on that, frankly. We’ll have more to say on that in the coming hours.”The shooting took place in Dayton’s Oregon District, a collection of bars, restaurants and local businesses in the city’s downtown. The entire shooting took place outside, Biele said.Witnesses said the shooting erupted as hundreds of people were lined up outside on the sidewalk to get into nightclubs, or crowded around street musicians performing.“Most of us can’t get to our cars because there are bodies scattered all over across the street from our cars,” an eyewitness told Dayton ABC affiliate WKEF-TV. “People that were shot, hit, innocent people — we can’t get home to our families now, and those people aren’t going home to their families either.” Whaley said she received several calls from across the country.“I’m heartbroken,” Whaley tweeted Sunday morning. “Thank you to our first responders for all that you’ve done. We will share updates as we have more information.”In addition to local police, the FBI is on scene assisting with the investigation.The Dayton Police Department said in a tweet just after 3 a.m. that they were “actively investigating an active shooter incident in the #OregonDistrict. Please avoid the area.”“This is a large scene and investigation. Thank you for your patience,” Dayton police added in a subsequent tweet.Two bars in the Oregon District — Hole in the Wall and Ned Peppers — wrote on Instagram that their staff was safe.Kettering Health Network, which operates eight hospitals in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas, said it was treating patients, but offered no specifics.The shooting comes just 14 hours after a gunman killed 20 people and injured over two dozen more at a Walmart 1,600 miles away in El Paso, Texas. The shooting was the eighth-deadliest in modern U.S. history. Five of the top 10 deadliest shootings in U.S. history have occurred since 2016.President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the “FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio,” adding that “updates will be given” as more information is gathered in both shootings.He added in a subsequent tweet, “God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.”During his Sunday mass, the pope referenced the three shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton, asking worshipers “to join my prayer for the people who lost their lives, the injured and their family members.”“I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio in the United States, striking defenseless people,” Pope Francis said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Teacher’s viral post on hungry student leads to school food pantry

first_imgBrooke Goins(JACKSBORO, Tenn.) —  A student’s innocent question led to a teacher’s tears — and acts of goodwill.Brooke Goins, a teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School in Jacksboro, Tennessee, posted to Facebook about a student who was hungry.“He asked when the lady that puts food in his backpack was coming,” she wrote in part about the Oct. 2 encounter. “It caught me off guard, because it is our guidance counselor and I wasn’t sure what he needed. I told him I wasn’t sure about this week since it is a short week. He told me he was out of it at home and needed more.”Goins texted her teacher friends who in turn purchased food.Her Facebook post was shared 17,000 times. Goins told “Good Morning America” she is “overwhelmed” by the outpouring of support.“The support that our community and even those far away has been amazing,” she told “GMA.” “We [the teachers involved] believe it has opened eyes to those who are not in our schools every day. We love reading the comments from teachers who are doing similar things in their areas, that gives us hope in humanity.”That positive reaction has led to the establishment of a food pantry for the students at the school.“We hope that people realize that teachers love their students,” she said. “Teaching is so much more than just teaching. We see more than a test score, we see the child. This is a very hard job, it is an emotional roller coaster at times, but we give our all to make sure that every child is successful.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ESPS Infanta Cristina Meets Somali Fishermen

first_img Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Infanta Cristina Meets Somali Fishermen June 22, 2015 View post tag: ESPS Infanta Cristina ESPS Infanta Cristina Meets Somali Fishermen View post tag: africa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fishermen Authorities View post tag: Somali Whilst on a counter-piracy patrol off the Somali coastline, Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, visited local fishermen at sea.The vessel’s crew spoke to the fishermen about the EU Naval Force’s role in helping to prevent would be pirates from attacking vessels as they transit the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.During the visit ESPS Infanta Cristina’s Sailors provided the local seafarers with food and water.Meetings such as this help to build mutual trust and understanding between counter-piracy naval forces and the local Somali community.[mappress mapid=”16292″]Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navallast_img read more