Follow the news on Honduras RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America HondurasAmericas “We await confirmation from the authorities that full protection will be afforded to all journalists and human rights activists targeted by attacks and death threats, whose cases have been notified by ourselves and our partner organization, C-Libre,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Such measures must be the subject of genuine follow-up by relevant civil society representatives.” Elder Joel Aguilar, a local reporter for the television station Canal 6, survived a submachine-gun attack by two men who pursued him in a car on the road between La Entrada, in Copán department, and San Pedro Sula. After the attack, his car had 14 bullet holes. The attackers’ vehicle was of a type believed to be used by criminal gangs active in the region, whose illegal activities the journalist had highlighted on air. Another Canal 6 journalist, Santiago Cerna, director of the programmes “Actualidades 2012” and “Al Punto”, received threats via his mobile telephone on 26 April. The next day, Cerna was intercepted by a car without a license plate and with tinted windows while he was on his way to a restaurant in San Pedro Sula.Cerna, who often covers local politics and has been threatened and physically attacked in the past, is the fifth journalist in San Pedro de Sula to be the target of death threats, according the C-Libre. In another attack, the home of Selvín Martínez, a correspondent for the station JBN Televisión, was machine-gunned in a drive-by shooting in Omoa in Cortés department on 26 April. The journalists, who had just returned from San Pedro de Sula, witnessed the incident which occurred while his two children, aged three and five, were playing outside the house. May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en HondurasAmericas Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts May 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks and threats aimed at provincial media reach alarming level Reports April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further After the recent wave of threats suffered by the journalist and rights activist Dina Meza, further attacks and threats aimed at media workers in late April show it is impossible for them to do their jobs free from danger. Honduras has seen 26 deaths among journalists in a decade, 19 of them in the period immediately after the June, 2009 coup d’état. To date, none of these cases has been solved. News News There were 16 bullet marks at the scene, although no one was injured. When he telephoned the police to report the attack, the officer who took the call told him “I am in a meeting.”He suspected the reason for the attack was his coverage of a complaint by a woman constituent that she had been refused financial assistance by the mayor. Reporters Without Borders, which has updated its list of Predators of Freedom of information for World Press Freedom Day on May 3, notes that Honduras has one name on the list, that of Miguel Facussé Barjum. Meanwhile, community and opposition journalists continue to be buffeted by the crackdown spawned by the 2009 coup. News December 28, 2020 Find out more
In April 2017, more than 20 state business regulators issued regulatory enforcement orders to subsidiaries of Ocwen Financial Corp to address “mishandling of consumer escrow accounts and a deficient financial condition,” according to an April news release from the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks.Since September 28, Ocwen has announced reaching resolutions with a number of states, but Thursday morning the company added two more, bringing Ocwen to a total of 17 resolutions.Additionally, Ocwen announced under the “Wholesale Forward Lending” section of the 8K filing that they have decided to exit the wholesale forward lending business, agreeing to sell certain assets related to the business to an undisclosed buyer. Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago “The buyer is expected to assume a facilities lease and to offer positions to certain Ocwen employees in the business,” the filing said. “Ocwen estimates that it will recognize a loss of approximately $7 million related to the divestiture in its third quarter 2017 results.”According to the filing, This loss is primarily due to the company writing off the capitalized balance of internally developed software for the wholesale forward lending business and the company expects an additional $1 to $2 million of severance expense following the closing of the transaction, expected to occur next quarter. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ocwen Resolutions Rise to 17, Exiting Wholesale Forward Lending Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Ocwen Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Ocwen 2017-10-13 Brianna Gilpin Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 13, 2017 1,659 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac Announces Small-Pool Pilot With EarnUp Next: Wells Fargo and BofA: Q3 2017 Results Revealed Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Resolutions Rise to 17, Exiting Wholesale Forward Lending Thus far, Ocwen has settled with Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Virginia, and West Virginia, with Thursday’s addition of Alabama and Minnesota. State regulatory agencies in Indiana and Nevada either withdrew or allowed their respective cease and desist orders to expire.“Ocwen is pleased to have reached resolutions with two additional states, Alabama and Minnesota, to resolve regulatory actions brought against the Company, bringing the total number of states where we have reached a resolution to 17,” said John Lovallo, Spokesperson for Ocwen.As previously reported, the agreements terms include details such as Ocwen not acquiring any new residential mortgage servicing rights until April 30, 2018, developing plans to transition to a new servicing system, and not engaging an auditor to perform an escrow review of between 8,000 and 10,000 loans. However, the release also notes that Ocwen did not admit or deny liability in these settlements and none of the agreements contain any monetary fines or penalties.If the company successfully enters into agreements with the remaining states, they may contain some or all of the terms mentioned above—but there is no assurance that will happen.“We continue to work cooperatively with the remaining 14 state regulatory agencies and two state attorneys general to reach acceptable resolutions,” Lovallo said.To read the 8K filing, click here. About Author: Brianna Gilpin Subscribe
As seen on The Blues twitter handle, technical director Michael Emenalo is standing down from his role after 10 years at Stamford Bridge.Emenalo arrived in 2007 and since 2011 he has been the club’s technical director, with tasks including supporting first-team management and leading the scouting network.During his time at the club, Chelsea have won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup, Europa League and the Champions League in 2012 as well as achieving huge success in youth football.This has been a very difficult decision to make, but one I believe is right for both myself and my family, and the club,” said Emenalo, in a statement posted on the club’s website.“I have had the privilege to work alongside some of the most talented people in the world of sport over the past 10 years, and I will depart incredibly proud of the achievements we have made. I wish Chelsea every success and look forward to following the club’s future triumphs from afar.”Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said: “I am very sorry to see Michael leave Chelsea, and I would like to thank him for all his help and support since I arrived at this club. I have enjoyed working with him very much. We celebrated a Premier League title together in May, and I wish him the very best for the future.”RelatedBREAKING: AS Monaco Sporting Director Michael Emenalo SackedJanuary 25, 2019In “Europe”Chelsea Legend Blames Emenalo For Club WoesFebruary 7, 2018In “England”Emenalo Bags Sporting Director Job At MonacoNovember 27, 2017In “England”
The new air traffic flow management system will make life much easier for South Africa’s air traffic controllers. (Image: Zoopy) South Africa’s skies will be even more expertly controlled during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, thanks to a new air traffic flow management system, which will be implemented soon.Transport minister Sbu Ndebele recently visited the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) unit at OR Tambo International airport, just east of Johannesburg, and pronounced himself satisfied that the system was on track for its scheduled April switch-on.The visit was part of the minister’s tour of various transport-related projects that will ensure an unforgettable trip for football visitors to the country next year, and will improve the lives of South African residents in years to come.Ndebele also inspected the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Scheme. This project, which covers the upgrade of freeways in the Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane metropolitan areas, is expected to inject about US$3.8-billion (R29-billion) into the national economy and will result in 30 000 jobs.Just a few days before, the minister attended the opening of the new terminal at Bloemfontein’s airport. The terminal is part of a $6.1-million (R46-million) terminal reconfiguration project that also includes a hotel, realignment of roads, and the upgrading of aprons. It is expected to be complete in January 2010.Controlling the skiesSouth Africa’s air traffic control system is maintained and controlled by the state-owned ATNS company, which was established in 1993 as a provider of air control and other services.ATNS recently announced the implementation of the new air traffic flow management tool for its central airspace management unit, which is based at OR Tambo airport. This system has been several years in the planning.Air traffic flow management is not to be confused with air traffic control, which focuses on safe air navigation. Rather, the flow management system manages the smooth passage of air traffic in and out of the airport by controlling arrival and departure slots. The efficient use of available airport capacity ensures that capacity is not exceeded, minimising delays and more.It will take over many functions currently performed by the air traffic controller, thereby relieving some pressure in a notoriously stressful job. And, according to ATNS, it will also contribute to a greener environment by ensuring minimal fuel burn for most flights, resulting in reduced emission of greenhouse gas.The system is also able to predict traffic patterns and respond to them before they arise, such as the diversion of air traffic in bad weather.The entire project involved the acquisition, installation, configuration, and commissioning of the system, as well as training on both software and hardware. In total, about $7.1-million (R54-million) has been spent.The system is undergoing extensive testing to ensure that it complies with international safety standards. Once it is up and running it will be tested in-house for a period, after which the South African Civil Aviation Authority will review the system for safety.“During the World Cup, all our systems must be ready – rail, road and maritime. However, air transportation remains a critical point of entry for a global tournament of this kind,” said Ndebele during his inspection tour.ATNS expects the system to be fully operational towards the end of April 2010, just in time for the World Cup kick-off on 11 June.Safety firstATNS currently controls about 10% of the world’s airspace. The company is based in Isando, near OR Tambo International, but operates at 21 airports of all sizes around the country. ATNS’s area of operation extends across a span of 90 degrees longitude, with South Africa roughly in the middle, and 40 degrees latitude south from the country’s northernmost border, all the way down to the northern tip of the South Pole.The organisation also runs a training academy which covers a host of related disciplines from air traffic control to technical support. This is in line with its vision of ensuring air traffic safety across Africa. The school has trained people from all over the continent, some from as far north as Sudan.
Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… A recent research report revealed major declines in the global smartwatch market, raising fears that these wearables are continuing their downward spiral.In the report, research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) found that the worldwide smartwatch market saw significant declines from last year.IDC found that volumes of shipped smartwatches fell nearly 52% in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year.However, the researchers noted that the alarming figures were exacerbated by a boost in 2015 from the Apple Watch’s first major retail availability. Also the second generation of the Apple Watch was only out for the final two weeks of the comparable quarter in 2016, which added to the negative results.“The sharp decline in smartwatch shipment volumes reflects the way platforms and vendors are realigning,” said IDC research leader Ramon Llamas. “Apple revealed a new look and feel to watchOS that did not arrive until the launch of the second generation watch at the end of September.”IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker recorded that total smartwatch volumes in Q3 of 2016 reached 2.7 million units shipped, representing a decrease of 51.6% from the Q3 2015 shipments of 5.6 million units.It’s not just AppleBesides the Apple timing issues, Llamas also noted the impact of other smartwatch makers on the shipment numbers.“Google’s decision to hold back Android Wear 2.0 has repercussions for its OEM partners as to whether to launch devices before or after the holidays,” adds Llamas. “Samsung’s Gear S3, announced at IFA in September, has yet to be released. Collectively, this left vendors relying on older, aging devices to satisfy customers.”The declines are raising alarm bells among industry watchers who have been tracking disappointing numbers for the consumer wearables for some time.“It has also become evident that at present smartwatches are not for everyone,” said IDC senior research analyst Jitesh Ubrani.Ubrani says that the smartwatch segment is undergoing a broader recalibration in relation to smartphones and fitness applications.“Having a clear purpose and use case is paramount, hence many vendors are focusing on fitness due to its simplicity,” he says. “However, moving forward, differentiating the experience of a smartwatch from the smartphone will be key and we’re starting to see early signs of this as cellular integration is rising and as the commercial audience begins to pilot these devices.” Donal Power Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Android#Apple Watch#Google#IoT#Samsung#smartwatch#wearables
Good thing for the Bolts, they also have a well-ingrained support system in Ranidel de Ocampo, Baser Amer, Chris Newsome, Cliff Hodge and Dillinger. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients MOST READ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments But the Hotshots also counted on locals Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang and Marc Pingris to deliver for coach Chito Victolero.The Hotshots drubbed the elimination round standouts NLEX Road Warriors, 89-77, in their quarterfinal duel.One more thing going against Meralco is its hurting import Allen Durham who sprained his ankle in their last game against Blackwater.Durham said he is ready to play but Black is not counting on it just yet.“Everything depends on what type of shape he’s in,” said Black.ADVERTISEMENT Game time is 6:30 p.m. and Meralco coach Norman Black said the Hotshots present “a different problem for us to defend.”Unlike Blackwater, which largely depended on import Henry Walker, Star will force the Bolts to be defensively aware of a lot more weapons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“With Star, they have a lot of players who can score, a lot of locals contribute a lot,” said Black. “Not saying that their import is not good because he is, but the locals contribute a lot to their [cause].”Kristofer Acox dumped 21 points on NLEX during their quarterfinal duel. He also had 12 rebounds. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Arellano ousts UP, books Final 4 berth Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Going by the way both teams reached the semifinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup, you’d think that the Meralco Bolts, which needed two games to survive a quarterfinal duel against lowly Blackwater, would be the underdogs against the Star Hotshots.But as Meralco’s sweet-shooting forward Jared Dillinger put it, “there are a lot of variables” involved when they collide at the start of their semifinal series Sunday at Alonte Sports Complex in Biñan, Laguna.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary
Lionel Messi scored three goals in a dazzling second-half display in his return from a back injury, and Argentina beat Panama 5-0 on Friday night to clinch a spot in the knockout round of the Copa America Centario. (Also read: Euro 2016 – Payet lifts France to 2-1 win over Romania in opener) Messi replaced Augusto Fernandez in the 61st minute, drawing a big ovation from a sea of No. 10 Argentina jerseys and the familiar colors of Barcelona, his club team. A few minutes later, the five-time FIFA Player of the Year got right back to work. (Also read – Copa America: Arturo Vidal helps Chile down Bolivia 2-1) First, Roderick Miller’s clearing attempt for Panama went off Gonzalo Higuain’s hands as he went to protect his face and right to Messi, who took a couple dribbles and then beat Jaime Penedo on the ground to the goaltender’s right side. Then Messi sent a curling free kick into the top left corner of the goal in the 78th minute, making it 3-0 and drawing gasps from the crowd of 53,885.A left-footed chip past Penedo on the goalkeeper’s right side finished off Messi’s fourth international hat trick, joining friendlies against Switzerland and Brazil in 2012, and Guatemala in 2013.
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Crystal Palace winger Townsend happy playing for Hodgsonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace winger Andros Townsend is happy playing for manager Roy Hodgson.Hodgson gave Townsend his first cap as England manager.Speaking on the former England boss, Townsend said, “Even before he joined Palace, he’s a manager who’d always put his faith in me whether I was in the team at Spurs or out of the team, he’d always selected me for the England squads and given me game time. Nine times out of 10 I’d repay that faith.”Coming here, he’s been no different, it’s just been on a daily basis. He’s very hands on on the training pitch, he likes to do a lot of shape work. He likes to drill into your mind what you’re going to face on a Saturday afternoon. It’s working for us and long may that continue!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say