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  • Chris Jack scores within a minute on Western Province debut

    first_imgSunday Jul 12, 2009 Chris Jack scores within a minute on Western Province debut All Black lock Chris Jack scored a debut try for Western Province in the Currie Cup after no less than 22 seconds as his new team beat the Shark 29-15 at Newlands on Saturday.Jack joined Western Province following two years with Saracens in England, bringing a wealth of experience to the Cape Town based side with his 67 test caps for New Zealand, as well as nine years with the Crusaders.His considerable bulk will also go a long way towards beefing up the traditionally weak Province forward pack, and he will partner former Lions lock Anton Van Zyl.“For us as coaches he’s been brilliant,” said WP assistant coach Robbie Fleck.“The way Chris has settled in to the side after three days of training has been phenomenal, he’s been the ultimate professional.”“When I first met him he was as quiet as a churchmouse,” admitted Fleck.“But when we got him on the training paddock there was this transformation to this guy that was talking and communicating, and everything that came out of his mouth made perfect sense, and everyone understood straight away why he’s the player that he is.“He’s a man of few words, but a man of action.”He was all action shortly after kickoff as he got himself in the game instantly, charging down a Rory Kockott attempted clearance kick before gathering and diving over in the corner unchallenged.Not a brilliant try by any means, but a great start to his Currie Cup and Western Province career, which we think New Zealand and Saracens fans might appreciate seeing. We’ll keep tabs on his progress throughout the season. Time: 0:46ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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  • WIN! A rugby ball, shirt and poster signed by the England Rugby 2011 squad

    first_imgFriday Oct 7, 2011 WIN! A rugby ball, shirt and poster signed by the England Rugby 2011 squad We’ve teamed up with bmi, the Official Airline of England Rugby, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an official replica match ball, England training shirt, and poster signed by the  2011 England squad.With quarter finals on the way, Martin Johnson’s men are looking to emulate the squad of 2003 by bringing back the trophy once again, and the team’s official airline will be supporting them every step of the way.  bmi is the second largest airline at London Heathrow and one of the world’s busiest and best-connected international airlines. From its Heathrow hub, bmi operate services in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.  For your chance to win the signed merchandise, simply answer the following:Who is the leading tryscorer at this stage in the 2011 Rugby World Cup?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 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

  • Juulsbjergparken / RAVN Arkitektur

    first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/515289/juulsbjergparken-ravn-arkitektur Clipboard Photographs Juulsbjergparken / RAVN ArkitekturSave this projectSaveJuulsbjergparken / RAVN Arkitektur Projects Architects: RAVN Arkitektur Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Denmark Juulsbjergparken / RAVN Arkitektur 2013 CopyHousing•Vejle County, Denmark photographs:  Adam MørkPhotographs:  Adam MørkCollaborators:COWI, Hansson & KnudsenCity:Vejle CountyCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Juulsbjergparken is a housing complex in the scenic countryside of Bredballe near Vejle, Denmark. The dwellings consist of a combination of two-storey townhouses and flats, placed as terraces in the landscape. All dwellings have south facing terraces or patios on terrain with views of the forest below.Save this picture!© Adam MørkRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationArchitecturally the housing complex appears simple and light. The dwellings feature different types of housing in both one and two levels. This provides a large selection of properties with different interior layouts and number of rooms. All units have a central living room, which offer views of the unique surrounding landscape.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe roof is covered with green sedum – an organic green roof material to integrate the building visually into the landscape.Save this picture!© Adam MørkThe buildings possess a high environmentally quality, where the latest in energy-efficient building solutions have been integrated into the design.Project gallerySee allShow lessPraça Municipal 47 Building / Arquitetura NacionalSelected ProjectsHouse in Funabashi / Koji Hatano ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Skrænten 1, 7120 Vejle Ø, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Year:  Housing Year:  CopyAbout this officeRAVN ArkitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingVejle CountyHousingDenmarkPublished on June 13, 2014Cite: “Juulsbjergparken / RAVN Arkitektur” 13 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/515289/juulsbjergparken-ravn-arkitektur Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Adam Mørk+ 11 Share 2013last_img read more

  • KOSOVO Priština appeal court takes sides against investigative website

    first_img KosovoEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassment October 8, 2016 KOSOVO Priština appeal court takes sides against investigative website Follow the news on Kosovo Journalst Vehbi Kajtazi / Kosovapress.com June 14, 2018 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by a Priština appeal court’s decision tooverturn a lower court’s rejection of a complaint against the investigative newswebsite Insajderi and, worse still, by the fact that the appeal court took it upon itselfto give the plaintiff advice.The ruling has dealt a severe blow to investigative journalism in Kosovo.The complaint was brought by Adem Grabovci, the former parliamentary leader ofthe ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), after Insajderi published a storycontaining excerpts of recorded conversations revealing the central role he hadplayed in alleged corruption cases.The lower court will now have to hear Grabovci’s lawsuit accusing the Priština-based website of “violating his privacy” and “his constitutional rights.” Remarkably,the appeal court seemed to side with Grabovci in its published decision, advisinghim how to consolidate his arguments and improve his lawsuit’s chances.“The fact that the appeal court’s judges supported a plaintiff casts doubt on itscredibility and independence,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s Europe-Balkans desk.“It is not just Insajderi’s prospects in this lawsuit that are at stake. Investigativejournalism itself is under attack. Politicians cannot use the right to privacy in samethat ordinary citizens can. A journalist or media outlet cannot be sued for revealinginformation that is in the public interest.”Grabovci filed the suit after being forced to resign, but the lower court rejected hisviolation of privacy arguments on the grounds that he is a public figure and therevelations were in the public interest. Its decision complied with European Court ofHuman Rights jurisprudence, which does not recognize the right to privacy indisclosures involving public affairs.Kosovo is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press FreedomIndex. Organisation to go further News Help by sharing this information Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina KosovoEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassment June 29, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia August 18, 2017 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

  • Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression

    first_img Related documents Stop Online Piracy ActPDF – 156.99 KB NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News June 3, 2021 Find out more News Occupy Wall Street – private sector helping to censor?The ThinkProgress website reported that Yahoo! Mail has censored emails containing the words “Occupy Wall Street.” When users tried to send a message with this phrase, they got the following notification: “Suspicious activity has been detected on your account. To protect your account and our users, your message has not been sent.” Several social networks are also suspected of helping to censor information about the protests. Yahoo! said messages may have been blocked by its spam filters but were not blocked deliberately. Reporters Without Borders is worried about the possibility that coverage of events within the United States is being hampered by cooperation between the government and private sector.Net Neutrality – inadequate guaranteesNew Federal Communications Commission rules that are supposed to protect Net Neutrality took effect on 20 November but problems remain. ISPs keep the right to increase the bandwidth available to companies that need it to send bandwidth-heavy content. The blocking of “unlawful” websites and peer-to-peer transmission is still possible. And for the most part, the new rules apply only to fixed broadband, and not mobile.The non-profit organization Free Press has filed a legal challenge to the rules. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its opposition to any kind of filtering and blocking of content on principle and to any kind of discrimination against individuals and companies in access and use of the network. And it thinks Net Neutrality should also apply to mobile broadband connections, which are being used more and more thanks to the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers. United StatesAmericas Hounding WikiLeaks supportersReporters Without Borders is also concerned about the protection of personal data. On March 11th, a Virginia federal judge ordered Twitter to provide the Justice Department with the personal data of Internet users suspected of working with WikiLeaks. On January 4th, and April 15th, the Justice Department obtained secret court orders requiring Google and Sonic.net, an Internet Service provider, to hand over the IP addresses and email addresses of all of the contacts of WikiLeaks public advocate Jacob Appelbaum since November 2009.This information was obtained under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), an outdated law dating back to 1986, – when information was stored on desktops, not online. The government is now using it to obtain emails, IP addresses, mobile phone location records and other digital documents on the basis of court orders that are often sealed, without having to obtain a search warrant and without having to produce evidence that a crime may have been committed.The ECPA represents a major infringement of the confidentiality guarantees that every Internet user has the right to demand. As used against WikiLeaks and one of its representatives, it has taken on the character of a special procedure that violates the basic rights that anyone being investigated should enjoy. to go further The US government has reiterated its commitment to online free speech several times since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in particular, affirmed US support for freedom of expression and opinion very clearly in a speech in Washington on January 21st, 2010. Urging American companies to take a “principled stand” against online censorship, Clinton said defense of the Internet should be one of the cornerstones of US diplomacy. As the “birthplace” of so many online technologies, the United States had a “responsibility” to protect the Internet as a tool for economic and social development and promoting democracy, as well as a place for the free exchange of ideas. “We stand for a single Internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas,” Clinton added.Since then, the United States has developed many tools that support online free expression such as “Shadow Internet” and parallel mobile phone systems that cyber-dissidents can use in countries to escape the censorship of authoritarian regimes. The US plans to invest 70 million dollars for this kind of project in 2011.Nonetheless, although the US government has defended Iranian bloggers, Chinese activists and Arab Spring netizens, it has also been responsible for initiatives that have harmed online free speech and has displayed a hostile attitude to online activities. Reporters Without Borders has followed several cases that run counter to the US government’s professed commitment to fundamental Internet freedoms. News Organisation Information and IT – what’s at stakeNational Strategy for Trusted Identities in CyberspaceLast April, the Commerce Department launched what it calls a National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), under which every Internet user would have a single secure online ID or credential for all their online activities. But the use of a single ID and password would jeopardize the user’s data if the password were stolen or hacked, or if the entity managing the credential database released information to other entities. With the hacking of email accounts and Facebook pages growing all the time, such a national strategy would be dangerous.Cyber-war – new US military option?Information and information technology are at the centre of US defense strategy. The US government considered launching a cyber-attack on the Gaddafi regime’s computer and communications systems in an attempt to sabotage its radar and air-defense capability and thereby reduce the risks for NATO’s air-strikes on Libya.One of the reasons why the cyber-offensive was not launched was a still unresolved debate within the Obama administration as to whether the president had the power to proceed without informing Congress. Nonetheless, the use of cyber-attacks is now regarded as a real option to be considered in future hostilities. November 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression RSF_en center_img United StatesAmericas Repressive legislation with a worldwide impactACTA leadership – US vision at the international levelThe United States launched the proposal for an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in June 2006 with the aim of getting a relatively small number of key countries to initially agree on a standard for the protection of intellectual property. The calculation was that other countries would then have to adopt the standard in order to continue to have trade relations with the accord’s original signatories.Several aspects of ACTA show that the United States is less than fully committed to protecting the security and identity of Internet users. The right accorded to the relevant authorities to ask ISPs to identify their clients could lead to security abuses including loss of online anonymity and tracking of dissidents. The requirement to criminally prosecute suppression of metadata (data identifying a file’s content and origins) and circumvention of Digital Rights Management (DRM) has the effect of making censorship circumvention and anonymity illegal. This jeopardizes online free speech in many countries.Despite repeated appeals from many free expression organizations, the United States and seven other countries – Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea – signed the agreement at a ceremony in Tokyo on October 1st. US free speech violations, targeting WikiLeaksWikiLeaks and free flow of informationThe leak of classified US diplomatic cables prompted many free speech violations in the United States at the federal government’s bidding. WikiLeaks announced on October 24th that it was suspending its activities for lack of funding, as a result of the refusal by Visa and MasterCard to process donations to WikiLeaks in what is a form of economic censorship.The White House issued a directive on December 3rd, 2010 forbidding unauthorized federal employees from accessing classified documents available on WikiLeaks. The Library of Congress and State Department responded a few hours later by blocking access to WikiLeaks from their computers. As well as WikiLeaks the US Air Force blocked access to the websites of the five newspapers that had worked closely with WikiLeaks – The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El Pais – and around 20 other media and blogs that had been publishing the cables. The free flow of information about WikiLeaks is also being threatened in blogs. Peter Van Buren, a US Foreign Service Officer for the past 23 years, was accused in September of divulging classified information for posting a link in his blog to a 2009 WikiLeaks cable about the sale of US military spare parts to Muammar Gaddafi’s armed forces.He is being investigated by the State Department and was suspended on October 24th pending a final decision. His superiors were also annoyed by his decision to write a book about his experiences of the war in Iraq – “We Meant Well – How I Helped Lose the Battle for Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People” without getting permission from the State Department.Whistleblower Bradley Manning’s intolerable conditions of detention US Army Private Bradley Manning, the alleged source of all the confidential US diplomatic cables that WikiLeaks began publishing in November 2010, has been held since June 2010. He is charged with treason and violating defense secrets and is facing the possibility of life imprisonment.The material allegedly leaked by Manning included the video of a US air force helicopter attack in Baghdad in 2007 in which two employees of the Reuters news agency died. After being held for two months in a military prison in Kuwait, he was transferred to a Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, where he spent eight months in solitary confinement as a “maximum custody detainee.” He has been held in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since April 2011.The journalist David House and the lawyer and columnist Glenn Greenwald (Salon.com) described the conditions in which Manning was held in Quantico as “cruel and inhumane.” He was confined for 23 hours a day to a 142×70 inches cell. He was denied all contact with the outside world. He could not talk to fellow detainees and had no access to news media. He was subjected to an oppressive level of supervision, in which his light was kept on at night, he had to strip naked for a search every evening and visits had to be accompanied. His lawyer posted an account of Manning’s typical day in his blog. House said he noted Manning’s physical and mental conditions deteriorate in the course of his visits.A Human Rights Watch report in March 2010 said, “isolation can be as clinically distressing as physical torture.” The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, who is preparing a report on Manning’s conditions of detention, said this month it was unacceptable that he had been refused a confidential meeting with Manning.Reporters Without Borders wrote to Manning in September proposing a meeting (visits can only take place at the prisoner’s initiative) and is still awaiting a reply.A great deal of interest in Manning’s fate is being voiced online and a support committee has been created. A contribution to Manning’s defense fund can be made at its website. There is also an online petition. The Facebook page (which has more than 29,000 members) and the Twitter page also try to rally public support for Manning. April 28, 2021 Find out more Protect IP Act – targeting websites worldwideThe proposed Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, otherwise known as the Protect IP Act, which Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced in the Senate in May, would allow intellectual property owners to seek draconian court orders against websites that allegedly infringe intellectual property rights, including websites hosted outside the United States (read the law).They could for example force search engines to exclude these websites from their results. They could also force online payment processors, advertisers and Domain Name System managers from cooperating with them. It would be very drastic, as the court orders would have the effect of eliminating entire websites, not just the specific illegal content.James Losey of the New America Foundation told Reporters Without Borders that, by making DNS filtering legal, the Protect IP Act could encourage other countries to take the same road. He also pointed out that the procedure is not very effective and that blocking a site’s domain does not block the site itself. Stop Online Piracy ActThe Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) that Rep. Lamar Smith presented to the House of Representatives on 26 October is similar to the Protect IP Act but would go further. It would allow copyright and intellectual property owners to demand the withdrawal or blocking of any online content that they deemed to be violating their rights, without having to go to a judge. If sites refused to comply, copyright holders could then turn to a judge to obtain enforcement. Such “notice and take down” methods have often been criticized by Reporters Without Borders in the past. A House committee is due to start examining the bill on November 16th.Reporters Without Borders calls on the United States to abandon this bill, which is clearly hostile to freedom of expression and reverses the usual judicial logic by delaying referral to a judge until after content is blocked. It would allow copyright and intellectual property owners to impose content filtering and blocking without independent judicial control. It would allow them to decide what content can and cannot be accessed. It would turn them into Internet dictators.Targeted websites could find that banking services had blocked their online payments, in what would constitute a post hoc legalization of the WikiLeaks payment boycott. Copyright and intellectual property owners could also insist on the withdrawal of ads on social networks and search engines and, on demand, could prevent sites from appearing in search results. The bill also provides for the prosecution of anyone developing a censorship circumvention tool, in the US and abroad. This would be a very dangerous precedent for netizens who live under repressive regimes and have no choice but to use proxies in order to express their opinions freely.Public order v. free speechMobile phones cut to prevent demonstrationOfficials with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cut power to mobile phone relay towers at four stations for three hours on 11 August to thwart plans for a “flash mob” protest against the death of Charles Blair Hill, a 45-year-old passenger who had been fatally shot by two BART security guards six weeks earlier. News June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Right to caricature challenged In response to a series of satirical short cartoon videos about the police in Renton, Washington, that were posted online by someone using the pseudonym of Mr. Fiddlesticks, the Renton police department and a local prosecutor got a judge to issue a search warrant in August accusing the anonymous cartoonist of “cyber-stalking.” If identified, the cartoonist could now go to jail. Reporters Without Borders points out freedom of speech and right to privacy are fundamental rights.last_img read more

  • The Latest: Red Cross to help poor countries with vaccines

    first_img Twitter Pinterest The Latest: Red Cross to help poor countries with vaccines A Priest wearing a face mask as protection against coronavirus, blesses the food of a person outside Saint Nicholas church, during Saint Blaise Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. On Feb. 3 the religious festival of San Blaise, a saint that heals all illnesses of the throat, is celebrated. Starting early in the morning, a gourmet market is held where customers buy food and take it to the Church to have their purchase blessed to avoid diseases of the throat. WhatsApp Local News Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Twitter Facebook TAGS  Facebook Previous articleSyngenta Crop Protection and Insilico Medicine to Harness Artificial Intelligence to Transform Sustainable Product InnovationNext articlePolitical storms swirl around California’s Newsom amid virus Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

  • A Look at Mortgage-Backed Securities Trends

    first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post May 9, 2019 4,260 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / A Look at Mortgage-Backed Securities Trends Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img According to the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. MBS index, MBS Index duration, or the measure of a security’s price sensitivity to a change in interest rates, now sits at 4.15 years, down from a recent high of 4.47 on April 22. According to Bloomberg, the duration drop indicates returning refinancing concerns, as homeowners are expected to increasingly refinance into lower mortgage rates and pay off their previous loans.The Index also notes that prepayment speed has shown increases of more than 20% in the last two monthly reports. However, a renewed rally that has seen the U.S. 10-year yield drop to its lowest level since March 29, and the Freddie Mac 30-year mortgage rate fall for the first time in five weeks, may continue to spark refinancings if sustained. JPMorgan MBS analysts forecasts predict a 15% increase in prepayment speeds for May.Meanwhile, Freddie Mac is pushing MBS through its move to Uniform Mortgage Backed Security (UMBS).The joint Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac security, Uniform MBS, is set to roll out on June 3 and, according to analyst teams at Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan, may cause a rise in volatility. In an article published by Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan analysts discuss their recommendations on the agency MBS sector following the recent widening of mortgage spreads.In the article, Morgan Stanley advised investors to “go long” the sector, citing a wider 30-year Fannie Mae current coupon Treasury option-adjusted spread as a positive.“The Fannie Mae current coupon spread over a blend of Treasury 5- and 10-year notes, a popular valuation method for mortgage investors, has widened 12 basis points to 85 since March 26, when it closed at its tightest level since January 31, 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg,” writes Bloomberg reporter Christopher Maloney. “Its average level last year was 82 basis points.”Freddie Mac’s IRCI updates will be effective beginning with the June 6, 2019, monthly factor/disclosure for all currently issued PCs. This initiative will also apply to the new Freddie Mac UMBS and MBS, which Freddie Mac expects it will begin issuing on June 3, 2019. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Joseph Grimes Joines Blue Water Advisory Board Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on WFG, ComplianceEase, and More Freddie Mac MBS Refinance UMBS 2019-05-09 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Freddie Mac MBS Refinance UMBS About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A Look at Mortgage-Backed Securities Trendslast_img read more

  • ‘Will You Marry Her?’ Supreme Court Asks Man Accused Of Raping Minor; Grants Him Protection From Arrest

    first_imgTop Stories’Will You Marry Her?’ Supreme Court Asks Man Accused Of Raping Minor; Grants Him Protection From Arrest LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 March 2021 2:57 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday asked a 23-year old man, who stands accused of raping a minor girl when she was aged around 16 years, whether he will marry her.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India was hearing a special leave petition filed by the man, who is now a government servant in Maharashtra, against an order of the Bombay High Court(Aurangabad Bench) which cancelled his…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday asked a 23-year old man, who stands accused of raping a minor girl when she was aged around 16 years, whether he will marry her.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India was hearing a special leave petition filed by the man, who is now a government servant in Maharashtra, against an order of the Bombay High Court(Aurangabad Bench) which cancelled his anticipatory bail(Case : Mohit Subhash Chavan v State of Maharashtra).”Will you marry her?”, CJI SA Bobde asked the petitioner’s lawyer when the matter was taken.”I will take instructions”, Advocate Anand Dilip Langde, petitioner’s lawyer responded and sought a pass over. The lawyer submitted that his client was a government servant who will be suspended from service if arrested in the case. The petitioner, Mohit Subhash Chavan, presently aged 23 years, was accused of raping a 16 year old girl during 2014-15.”You should have thought before seducing and raping the young girl. You know you are a government servant”, the CJI replied.”We are not forcing you to marry. Let us know if you will. Otherwise you will say we are forcing you to marry”, the CJI added. When the case was taken again after other matters, the lawyer informed that marriage was not possible as the petitioner had married someone else. The lawyer added that the petitioner initially wanted to marry her but she refused.After that, the bench dismissed the petition giving him liberty to seek regular bail. The bench, also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, also granted the petitioner protection from arrest for four weeks.The FIR against the petitioner was lodged in 2019 under Sections 376, 417, 506 of the Indian Penal Code and under Sections 4 and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (“POCSO Act”) by the girl.The girl alleged that during 2014-2015, when she around 16 years of age and was studying in the ninth standard, the accused used to stalk her. Since he was her distant relative, he used to keep coming to her house. She further alleged that during that period, he clandestinely entered into the house from a backside door and committed rape on her. He also threatened her of consequences if the incident was disclosed. She further alleged that even thereafter he continuously stalked her and threatened her.  She alleged that he used to come frequently to her house and used to have sexual intercourse.She has also stated that sometimes, he used to use contraceptive. Since she was afraid, she never disclosed this fact to anybody.It was further alleged that when she tried to lodge a police complaint with the help of a social worker, the mother of the accused dissuaded her from it saying that she will accept her a as a daughter-in-law.  She further alleged that the petitioner once got executed a writing on a stamp paper from her illiterate mother,stating that there was an affair between the two and with her consent, they both had indulged in sex. It was promised that he will marry her after she attained majority.However, the accused backtracked from his promise and married someone else.After the accused was granted anticipatory bail by the Sessions Court, the girl approached the Bombay High Court seeking its cancellation.In the order cancelling his anticipatory bail, the Bombay High Court observed that the accused had sexually exploited the girl for a sufficiently long period.”One can easily conclude that going by the allegations respondent No.2(the accused) has sexually exploited the applicant for a sufficiently long period, since she was around 16 years of age. The papers of investigation would further corroborate the applicant’s version about execution of a writing on a stamp paper of Rs.500/-. Respondent No.2 and his family seem to be so influential that they could get executed this writing from the applicant and her widowed mother. The very fact that they could get such writing executed is indicative and is sufficient to infer that respondent No.2 had indulged in sex with the applicant even when she was merely 16 years of age. Pertinently, this writing also bears his signature and signature of his mother”.The High Court even went to the extent of saying that the Sessions Court’s order granting bail was “atrocious”. The Sessions Court observed though the girl was a minor, she was of “sufficient maturity” as she “has with meticulous details mentioned about use of contraceptive” by the accused.Taking strong exception to the “lack of sensitivity” shown by the Sessions Court, Justice Mangesh S Patil of the High Court observed:”The approach of the learned Judge from such a reasoning clearly shows his utter lack of sensitivity in such serious matters. Inspite of having noted that the applicant was still a minor when respondent No.2 had sexually exploited her and inspite of observing that her consent would be immaterial,he has concluded that it was a consensual relation. Astonishingly, merely because she has mentioned in the FIR about use of contraceptive by respondent No.2, the learned Judge has jumped to the conclusion that she was having sufficient maturity. The height is committed by the learned Additional Sessions Judge even to record an observation that there is a possibility of false implication of respondent No.2. Such an approach is a clear indication that the learned Judge utterly lacks competence. It is indeed a matter which deserves a serious consideration”Click here to Download Supreme Court OrderClick here to read/download the Bombay HC Judgment(Cause-title edited to conceal the identity of the victim)Next Storylast_img read more

  • Tropical Storm Florence expected to become major hurricane

    first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is Sept. 10, and right on schedule, the Atlantic Basin has come to life with numerous areas of concern. Foremost among those is Tropical Storm Florence, which is expected to re-strengthen into a hurricane next week and looks increasingly likely to hit the East Coast.North Carolina already declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm on Friday.Tropical Storm Florence has winds of 65 mph on Saturday morning as it is located 840 miles southeast of Bermuda. The storm is moving west at 9 mph.Florence is still a tropical storm, but is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday and a major hurricane again early next week.The storm is forecast to move generally in a westward direction over the coming days, with an increase in forward speed during the early part of the week. On this path, Florence will track over the warm waters off the southeast U.S. coastline.As Florence moves west, the wind shear will decrease, allowing Florence to intensify and become more organized. There is a possibility of significant intensification in the early part of next week.A ridge of high pressure moving in from the central U.S. is expected to move toward the Northeast by midweek. This ridge of high pressure will cause a blocking pattern and steer Florence dangerously close to, or into, the East Coast of the U.S. by midweek. The forecast track shows Florence’s forecast path approaching the southeast U.S. coastline late next week.The risk of direct impact by Florence on the East Coast is rising. Most of the models are now showing Florence having a direct and major impact to the East Coast in the upcoming week. It is important to note that there is considerable uncertainty five days out, making it too soon to determine the magnitude and timing of potential major impacts to the East Coast.The immediate threat this weekend will be large swells and dangerous rip currents along the East Coast due to the storm.Helene forms; Nine targets CaribbeanTropical Storm Helene formed just west of Africa in the early morning hours of Saturday. Helene has winds of 45 mph, and is 330 miles from the Cabo Verde Islands. The storm is moving west at 13 mph.Helene is forecast to strengthen, with tropical storm conditions reaching the Cabo Verde Islands Saturday. Locally, up to 8 inches of rain is expected in the Cabo Verde Islands.Helene will likely become a hurricane next week.Moving closer to the Caribbean, Tropical Depression Nine has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph Saturday morning, and is currently 172 miles east of the Windward Islands. The system is moving west-northwest at 5 mph.The system is expected to move westward over the coming days, and will likely become a tropical storm later Saturday. The forecast track has the storm strengthening to a hurricane next week as it tracks west.It is too early to determine what, if any, impacts this system will have on the Caribbean. However, the system is worth watching as we get into next week and it nears the Lesser Antilles.Olivia approaching HawaiiThe Pacific Ocean is also lively this weekend.Hurricane Olivia had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, and was approximately 1,370 miles east of Honolulu as of 11 p.m. local time.Olivia is expected to move west-northwest through Saturday, before turning more westward on Sunday. The storm will slowly weaken over the next few days.Olivia is expected to approach the main Hawaiian Islands early next week, but it is too early to determine the magnitude of the potential impacts.It is important to note that significant impacts are possible well away from the center of the storm, and that the track error can be quite large at Day 5 and beyond.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Baltimore officers allegedly planted gun on man after running him over

    first_imgBaltimore Police Department(BALTIMORE) — A retired Baltimore police sergeant was indicted for allegedly planting a pellet gun on a suspect after another officer intentionally ran him over, prosecutors said.Former Baltimore Police Department Sgt. Keith Gladstone pleaded not guilty to federal civil rights and witness tampering charges on Tuesday in connection with a 2014 incident that involved members of a corrupt police task, according to an indictment.Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison suspended three unnamed officers in the wake of the indictment and said they would be investigated by the department’s Internal Affairs unit.“Based on today’s indictment and other information provided to me, I am suspending three current Baltimore Police officers pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs investigation,” Harrison said in a statement. “A fourth officer listed in today’s indictment had already been suspended and will also be investigated by our Internal Affairs section.”Gladstone, 51, allegedly delivered a fake gun to a crime scene on March 26, 2014, when Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, the leader of the department’s now-defunct Gun Trace Task Force, called him “in a panic” after running a man over with his vehicle, according to the indictment, which prosecutors unsealed Tuesday.“W.J. was in a panic because he had just deliberately run over an arrestee, D.S. [Demetric Simon], in the front yard of a home in Northeast Baltimore,” prosecutors said in a statement.Gladstone allegedly drove over to the scene, retrieved a BB gun from the trunk of his police vehicle and dropped it near a pickup truck where Simon was lying, prosecutors said.Other officers said they overheard Gladstone tell Jenkins, in the presence of another officer, to have someone search the pickup truck before he left the scene with a partner, according to the statement. He allegedly told the partner that he should say they were there for “scene security” if they were ever questioned by federal investigators.“Based on a false statement of probable cause written by W.J. in another officer’s name, D.S. was subsequently charged with possession, use, and discharge of a gas or pellet gun, for the BB gun that Gladstone planted at the scene of D.S.’s arrest, and a number of drug offenses,” the statement said.Jenkins was sentenced to 25 years in prison for multiple crimes, including drug dealing and robbery, as head of the department’s elite Gun Trace Task Force, a nine-member squad that allegedly spent years robbing citizens, extorting drug dealers and filing false reports, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.Harrison said the allegations against Gladstone spoke to the toxic culture of the city’s police department.“The allegations outlined today in court are beyond disturbing, and speak to a culture that I am here to change,” Harrison said.Gladstone retired from the department in 2012, returned a year later and retired again in 2017. If convicted, Gladstone faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, prosecutors said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more