PalestineMiddle East – North Africa At least ten Palestinian journalists were injured on 13 and 14 September while covering the clashes, which coincided with the Jewish New Year celebrations. May 28, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Palestine Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts to go further News News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence used by Israeli police against journalists covering the clashes between security forces and Palestinian protesters that have been taking place in and around the plaza in front of East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque for the past three days. Palestine TV cameraman Mustapha Al-Kharouf and reporter Christine Al-Rinawi were physically attacked on 14 September and Al-Kharouf was arrested along with demonstrators who had been pursued by the police.According to our sources, the police beat Diala Jowayhan, a journalist with the daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda.Reporters Without Borders deplores the way the Israeli security forces have treated journalists who were there just to cover the events and who were not taking part in the protests and rioting.Most of the journalists were the victims of the teargas used by the police, but some were deliberately targeted by the security forces, which manhandled them, hit them or damaged their equipment in order to prevent them from filming.Dozens of people have been injured in these clashes, which erupted on the morning of 13 September inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in the plaza outside.Classified by Reporters Without Borders as “Information Predators”, the Israeli security forces have repeatedly used physical violence against media personnel.See the 2014 Reporters Without Borders report “Palestinian Journalists Caught Between Three Sides”. September 16, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli security forces use violence against journalists in East Jerusalem RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes PalestineMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 23, 2017 1,669 Views Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Five Star CEO to be Featured Presenter at the National Property Preservation Conference Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, was announced as one of the featured presenters at the upcoming National Property Preservation Conference (NPPC), which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from November 7-9. This year’s event will mark the 13th year of the conference.“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to once again address the audience at the National Property Preservation Conference,” said Delgado. “This forum has been vital to the progress we’ve made across the industry, and it is important that we continue to work together to continue that momentum.”The NPPC was originally conceived in 2003 when it was noticed that there was a concerning lack of industry conversation regarding the subject of property preservation. Each year, the NPPC strives to bring together servicers, investors, and leaders in the mortgage industry to discuss pressing issues in the industry and develop solutions through communication and teamwork.“For the past 12 years, the National Property Preservation Conference has been the preeminent forum that brings leaders from HUD, the GSEs, mortgage servicing, and field services companies together to focus on solutions for property preservation issues,” said Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard Properties, the host sponsor of the conference. “Ed’s participation as moderator of a key conference session and his industry expertise have been paramount to the ongoing success of the event.”Delgado has been honored as a moderator and presenter at the NPPC in the past. This year, he plans on addressing the looming question as to whether or not the mortgage finance industry is on the verge of another housing bubble based on where the current market is heading.“There are many similarities between the previous housing bubble and our current economic situation,” said Delgado. “As an industry, we have to be cautious as to not make the same mistakes as we have in the past, and I hope to highlight some key warning signs for my colleagues.”To register, or find out more information about the NPPC, click here. Tagged with: NPPC Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Five Star CEO to be Featured Presenter at the National Property Preservation Conference NPPC 2017-08-23 Joey Pizzolato Previous: Making Amends Next: Alexa, Get me a Mortgage Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
3 December 2015The top three winning teams from around the country from the Step Up 2 a Start Up II initiative were announced on 1 December at a glamorous awards evening in Joburg.Taking the top spot:Ribane Laka High School, GautengBusiness: Fash-Tag – new age name-tags, an instrument to break down communication barriersTeam members: Anna Mathiba Machaka and Precious MasetlaIn second place:Masibambane Secondary, Western CapeBusiness: Ketcha-Fire – a product to be installed in townships to prevent firesTeam members: Ennieter Ndlovu, Sindiswa Eleki, Phumeza XuzaIn third place:Leap Science & Maths School, GautengBusiness: Witraco – a mobile application that connects commuters and taxi driversTeam members: Lerato Ranamane and Omphile SenkweteFirst awards of the evening presented by Vivian William of Regenesys Business School. #StepUp2AStartUp pic.twitter.com/0dHylK1fW5— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) December 1, 2015In the competition, the students had to adhere to the credo: “Design it, make it, sell it.”Facilitated by PrimeStars Marketing and endorsed by Proudly South African, the Step Up 2 a Start Up II initiative celebrates youth entrepreneurship. It is sponsored by the National Youth Development Agency, Brand South Africa, Absa, MTN, Sasol, Putco, and others.#StepUp2StartUp is about #BuildingIdeas #BuildingDreams @PrimestarsMarke @3M pic.twitter.com/Gr7MvSjpHR— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) December 1, 2015“The Step Up 2 a Start Up programme aligns perfectly with Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part initiative, as it encourages young people to contribute to community development through entrepreneurship,” explained Sithembile Ntombela, Brand South Africa’s general manager for marketing.“Programmes such as Step Up 2 a Start Up ensure that young people can play their part in achieving the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP), which envisages a socio-economically transformed South Africa.“Young South Africans armed with education, skills and motivation, facilitated by programmes such as Step Up 2 a Start Up, will be critical to the success of the NDP. By playing their part, the youth contribute to a better South Africa for all,” said Ntombela.The processThe competition consisted of three phases, and students began developing their business skills in August:The production and screening of an educational film; Learners receiving an Entrepreneurs and Makers Tool Kit; A National Maker Competition, Makers Boot Camp and finally, the Awards Ceremony. See what the students had to say about it:The awardsMartin Sweet, the managing director of Primestars Marketing, congratulated the successful teams on the night.“I don’t think there has been another event this year with so many sponsors,” he said. “Today I take my hat off to the Step Up 2 a Start Up finalists who are here with their educators from the far reaches of the country.”Sweet hoped the process would be the start of a journey for learners to ignite their entrepreneurial passions and hone their business skills.Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buthi Manamela and Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu delivered key note addresses on the night. Their message was clear: South Africa needed more job creators instead of job seekers.Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises Lindiwe Zulu has given our guests of honour some important words of wisdom. pic.twitter.com/JMwYlKgKBk— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) December 1, 2015Musicians such as Khanyo, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Diversity, and The Gudfella entertained the audience.SouthAfrica.info reporter
Work on Military Road in Riverside will result in various lane closures over the next several days.Sioux City’s Engineering Department says the work on Military Road began Thursday and extends from River Drive to Riverside Boulevard, up to the bridge leading into North Sioux City.The closures will allow a private contractor to inspect and clean sewer lines in Military Road.The project should be finished by Tuesday, April 11th, weather permitting.
MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.1. MICHIGAN PUNT.It seems cruel to say this was the worst play in sports history only two days after it went down, but sometimes the truth is a cruel mistress. This is unfathomable, and likely will cost Michigan a shot at the College Football Playoff this year.You’ve probably seen the play by now. If not, here you go:ICYMI: Still haven’t seen the wildest finish, perhaps ever? Here it is! http://t.co/8wVWGMIi7t— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 17, 2015Personally, I have a hard time putting this anywhere near Buckner’s error. Michigan vs. Michigan State, while important, was a regular season college football game. Buckner’s blunder took place in the World Series for a team that hadn’t won it all since 1918. But hey, we’re all allowed opinions – that’s part of what makes sports great.
Annette Francis APTN NewsThe Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Monday that may change the way laws are made if the court agrees governments are required to consult First Nations over new legislation.“The reality is right now … governments can pick or choose whether they consult about legislation, so it could be a law that directly hit reserves, a law that directly hits hunting or trapping rights, fishing rights,” said Robert Janes, lawyer for Mikisew Cree First Nation.Seven Indigenous groups had their voices heard, while five provincial attorney generals argued on the side of the [email protected]
MUNCHO LAKE, B.C. – The Liard River Hotspring Provincial Park is closed after heavy snow.A snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson and the Muncho Lake regions. The forecast is calling for up to 35 cm of snow before the storm moves out of the area Monday.According to a post on it’s Facebook page, the campground and the hot springs are closed due to several trees that have fallen after the heavy snowfall. The post goes onto say “There is No ACCESS to the campground or hot pools under any circumstances.As soon as the park has been made safe the BC Parks website and this page will be updated.” Snow has been reported from Pink Mountain on the Alaska Highway all the way up to Watson Lake, Y.K.With the heavy snow from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake, camping or travelling in the area is not recommended.A cold arctic airmass and Pacific moisture associated with a low on the North Coast will result in continued heavy snow for higher elevations between Fort Nelson and Watson Lake. Further snowfall accumulations of 15 to 35 cm are expected through Sunday and into Sunday night. The town of Fort Nelson should receive rain while areas south of Fort Nelson may see up to 10 cm.
Kolkata: Swami Smarananandaji, president Ramakrishna Math and Mission inaugurated the annual exhibition 2019 titled Bharat Parikrama of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture at Golpark on Monday.He also inaugurated two art galleries at the institute. The sketches were made of line drawing on Swamiji’s travels in India as a wandering monk after the death of Sri Ramakrishna in 1886 till he left for The United States to attend the World’s Parliament of Religions which was held in Chicago in 1893 have been made by Rathin Mitra. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMitra has donated 138 line drawings to the institute. Inspired by the philosophy of Swamiji since school days, the nonagenarian artist travelled extensively in the country and visited the places where Swamiji had visited before he left for the US. Swamiji stayed in the houses of the kings, senior government officials among others and interacted with people all walks of life. The exhibition tells the story of Swamiji as a wandering monk. In modern India Swamiji was the first person who travelled extensively in the country to know the rich heritage and culture of the ancient country and its people. It will be held till May 4 from 11am to 6pm except Sundays and holidays. It may be mentioned that a museum was recently inaugurated by Swami Suviranandaji, general secretary Ramakrishna math and Mission at Khetri in Rajasthan. The Raja of Khetri Ajit Singh was Swamiji’s disciple and the latter stayed in his palace. Mitra was born in Howrah in 1926. His works have been appreciated both in the country and abroad and exhibitions have been held in different parts in the country, including the Victoria memorial Hall. From the 1980s he started working on the heritage buildings of Kolkata and made their sketches. It was around this time when many of the landmark buildings in the city had been demolished to make room for high-rises.
Gautam Buddh Nagar: With just a few days left for Gautam Buddh Nagar District to go polling, almost every party is trying hard to attract voters while their start campaigners are conducting public meet, road shows, rallies to seek votes for their candidate.On Sunday, Congress Party’s star campaigner and party General Secretary of western UP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, organised a Sadbhavna Sammelan in sector 51 of Noida. He further conducted a rally in Khurja area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderWhile campaigning for their candidate Dr Arvind Kumar Singh from Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha seat, Scindia trained guns on the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) citing that the BJP party has not fulfilled any of their promises and has only divided the country in the name of religion. “The BJP party has ignored issues of farmers and youth but has contributed to spread hatred in the country on the name of caste. The condition of youths in our country is deteriorating day by day and no possible solution has been made by the BJP to overcome the problem of unemployment,” said Scindia. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFurther targeting the government on farmer’s issues, Scindia said that the condition of farmers in our country is very miserable under the BJP rein. “Farm distress is a major issue in the region. People’s lands have been acquired, their compensations are either pending or are inadequate. The MSP (minimum support price) for crops is low, the situation needs to be improved,” added Scindia. Speaking on the occasion, Congress candidate Arvind Kumar Singh said their party will have a 17-point agenda for Gautam Buddh Nagar, including jobs, farm distress, flat buyers’ issues, private school fees regulation and women safety among priorities. He assured the locals youths to create 30 per cent reservation in jobs for local candidates.
Sidi Ifni, Morocco- Following the bitter controversy that rape prosecution avoidance law has caused in Morocco, the Justice and Human Rights Commission of the country’s Parliament has proposed to eliminate a paragraph from the Moroccan penal code. Article 475 permits a rapist to avoid prosecution for rape if he marries the underage victim.Morocco’s conservative society has traditionally preferred to permit a rapist to marry his victim rather than permit the victim’s family to suffer the dishonor and shame of rape. The case of Amina Filali, a sixteen year old girl who killed herself by ingesting rat poison after being forced to marry the man who raped her, went viral on social media two years ago, and has spurred women’s rights associations to call on the government to intervene and revoke the rape law, which many think is an infringement of women’s rights. The proposal to revoke the rape avoidance provision has come as one of the promises of the current Islamist-led government to restore dignity to underage victims of rape.Amending Article 475 of the penal code gained much international attention after the Filali suicide, and the suicides of other girls who were forced to marry their rapists.While some wronged families have had no other choice but to agree to a judge’s decision requiring their raped girl to marry her rapist in order to protect the family’s honor, women’s rights activists have deemed forced marriage under the provision a serious threat to girls’ dignity, life, and human rights.Since 16-year-old Amina al-Filali was married to her 23-year-old rapist and committed suicide in 2012, calls for revocation of the provision have escalated to address the injustice.According to some Moroccan women, marrying a raped girl to the man who raped her is tantamount to rewarding the rapist, not penalizing him for his heinous crime.It is now up to the Parliament to vote on the Commission’s proposal to Amend Article 475 and repeal the paragraph once and for all.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed