Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned to see that few Egyptian media are daring to mention the case of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, although on 30 June a Cairo court is due to rule on the prosecution’s request that he and more than 700 co-defendants be sentenced to death for “terrorist acts.” UNESCO’s announcement in April that it was awarding its prestigious Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to Shawkan, who has been held since 2013, had big impact in Egypt and the rest of the world, and elicited an irritated reaction from the Egyptian authorities stressing the fact that he is accused of terrorism. Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison At least 33 professional and non-professional journalists are currently detained in connection with their work in Egypt, which is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned Receive email alerts June 27, 2018 – Updated on June 28, 2018 Egypt : “A death sentence for Shawkan would tarnish Sisi for ever” February 6, 2021 Find out more A few days after the UNESCO award announcement, three journalists with Egypt Independent, the English-language online version of the famous daily Al Masry Al Youm, resigned rather than yield to pressure from their editors to publish an editorial treating Shawkan as a terrorist and portraying the award as a political attack on Egypt. RSF_en “It is obvious that Shawkan should be acquitted outright. Giving him a prison sentence would be a shameful attack on press freedom. Sentencing him to death would be act of ignominy that would disgrace Sisi’s regime for ever.” Organisation to go further Is Mahmoud Abou Zeid alias Shawkan’s case now one of the many red lines that the government has imposed on the press in Egypt? The authorities have tried to filter information in order to limit media coverage of Shawkan. His family has been subjected to police surveillance and Shawkan himself has been interrogated by national security officials and searched after he managed to smuggle a poem out of prison in which he commented on his UNESCO prize. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned Since then, this already sensitive story has become very complicated for the Egyptian media to cover in any way other than to repeat the absurd charges that Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s regime has brought against the young photographer. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt News RSF #MypicforShawkan campaign censored in Egypt The big campaign that RSF launched in support of Shawkan a few weeks ago has been picked up by many international media outlets including Arabic-language ones – except in Egypt, where the campaign has been unable to circulate on social networks or on independent online media outlets, to which access is blocked. They include MadaMasr, Masr al Arabiya (whose editor has since been arrested) and Menassa. “The fact that a young journalist is today still facing a death sentence just for wanting to cover what proved to be a massacre in 2013 constitutes one of the most appalling attacks imaginable on journalism,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. News News January 22, 2021 Find out more February 1, 2021 Find out more News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff
About Author: Chuck Green Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The U.S. single-family home rent prices in June continued the path downward, spiking 1.4% year over year for the month, representing a deep decline from the year before. Furthermore, it was the lowest growth rate since May 2010, according to the CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index.Leveraging a repeat-rent analysis to gauge identical rental properties over time, the index measures rent changes among single-family rental homes, including condos.As it’s been doing since April 2014, less expensive rentals bucked up the growth of the price of rentals nationally. That said, in June, among both tiers, growth year-over-year lost steam. Among the low-end tier– defined as properties with rent prices less than 75% of the regional median—in June, rent prices ballooned 2.5% year over year. By comparison, last June, they were 3.7%. Conversely, higher-priced rentals, comprised of properties consisting of rent prices exceeding 125% of a region’s median rent, parachuted 1%, off from last June, when growth reached 2.5%Meantime, among 20 metro areas included in the report, as it has since late 2018, Phoenix paced the pack, with the highest year-over-year escalation in rent of 5%. Tucson followed at +2.9%, with Charlotte coming in at +2.6%. The lone market to see an annual drop off in rent prices were Honolulu at 1.2% and Los Angeles., 0.7%. Honolulu’s performance, of course, was marred when the tourism market dried up. And the chips were down in Las Vegas, where the rent climb in June absorbed the steepest decline, trickling to an annual 3.7% rent growth lower than in June of last year.While the U.S. unemployment rates still were elevated in June, as they have been, some areas of the country are withstanding escalating rates of job loss, with the demand for rentals and receding rent price growth feeling the reverberations. Boston felt it hard, with a 14% drop off in employment. It forced the metro’s rent price growth to dip below the national average, climbing 0.9% in contrast to last June. In Phoenix and Tucson, where rent increases continued to show strength during the month, drops in employment remained relatively minimal.Meanwhile, in light of the country’s shifting demographics and the burgeoning popularity of rentals, investment of single-family rental is on the precipice of expanding.Despite COVID-19, the single-family home rental market has held its own as home prices continue on a steady course and housing supply remaining short. What’s more, according to industry sources, the momentum’s expected to continue unabated into 2021.For a handful of reasons, renters are spurning multifamily apartments. For one thing, this year, the oldest millennials turned 40 and have entered the prime family formation years. Consequently, many, with their children and pets in mind, are eyeing a home with a fenced back yard.Then, among many, given the pandemic, there’s the matter of social distancing and minimizing human contact Naturally, a single-family home is more conducive to satisfying those priorities than a home in a multi-family apartment building.According to real estate investment entrepreneur Tim Herriage, “people value good, quality housing now more than ever. August 19, 2020 2,071 Views Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Single-Family Rent Prices Further Slow in June Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2020-08-19 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Single-Family Rent Prices Further Slow in June Related Articles Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: FHA to Extend Foreclosure & Eviction Ban Next: HUD Announces Further Guidelines for COVID-Relief Funds
Facebook Pinterest Previous articleMc Guinness quitting Westminister to concentrate on StormontNext articlePublic meeting to be held in Letterkenny tonight on threat to childcare services News Highland WhatsApp A 21-year-old man has appeared at Derry Magistrate’s Court charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on 16-year-old Philip Convery at Mayogall Road, Knockcloghrim on June 5.The accused, Michael Mongan of 97, White Rise in Dunmurray faced a total of seven charges.Mongan was accused of attempted robbery of £10,000 on June 5, GBH with intent on Philip Convery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm on the boy’s uncle and grandmother, possessing a firearm or imitation firearm, possessing an iron bar and driving while disqualified.Mongan only spoke to confirm his identity and that he understood the charges.A police officer connected Mongan to the charges and in response to defence solicitor Mr. Adrian Harvey he confirmed that the boy had been able to make a statement to police and to take part in an identification procedure.The officer also said the boy had sustained a fractured skull.There was no application for bail Mongan was remanded in custody to appear again by videolink on June 28. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook 21-year-old appears in Derry Court charged with Magerafelt robbery and assault Google+ Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – June 11, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
As they celebrated their success over a Sunderland outfit whose shuddering halt to their mini-revival included a red card for Stephane Sessegnon, the home fans wasted no time in taunting Paolo Di Canio, who, when he came here with Swindon earlier this season, indicated Villa were on their way down. Ron Vlaar’s opening goal was cancelled out by Danny Rose’s clever finish. However, once Andreas Weimann restored the hosts’ lead, they never looked back. Benteke scored the next three goals to put the game out of the Black Cats’ reach before Gabriel Agbonlahor completed the rout. The touchpaper was lit by a pair of memorable strikes as Vlaar and Rose traded goals. After a couple of brave blocks inside the Sunderland penalty area, the ball shot back towards the halfway line, where Vlaar collected on the edge of the centre circle. The big Dutchman surged forward and netted from fully 30 yards. But the visitors hit back. Rose exchanged passes with Craig Gardner, then Danny Graham, and powered on into the box, delivering a superb finish. Yet Sunderland were soon caught with too many men forward, Matthew Lowton delivered a fine crossfield pass and an unmarked Weimann did the rest. And 10 minutes into the second period, Villa had a third as goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was deceived by Agbonlahor’s piledriver and Benteke, onside, was all alone to nod the rebound into an empty net. And he had only just got started on his evening’s work as he rose above Carlos Cuellar to steer home a far-post header before driving his third past a shellshocked Mignolet, his 22nd goal of an incredible campaign. In between, Sessegnon was dismissed for a tackle that flattened Yacouba Sylla and Sunderland’s misery was completed in the final minute as Agbonlahor raced round Mignolet to end the rout. Press Association Christian Benteke scored a second-half hat-trick as Aston Villa zoomed five points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone following a 6-1 win over Sunderland.
THE International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed agreement has been reached in principle regarding “a more equitable distribution of revenues” and a shake-up of international cricket schedules.It was reported on Friday that ICC executives had agreed, at a board meeting in Dubai, on proposals for a two-year Test league and 13-team league for one-day internationals.That has now been confirmed in an ICC statement, while world cricket’s governing body also announced yesterday that agreement had been reached in principle regarding constitutional and financial changes – seemingly reducing an imbalance in favour of the ‘Big Three’ nations [India, England and Australia] – and the potential inclusion of new full-member nations.An ICC media release read: “The broader principles that have been agreed include a revised financial distribution ensuring a more equitable distribution of revenues, [and] a revised constitution to reflect good governance, expanding and clarifying of the roles and objectives of the ICC to provide leadership in international cricket.“Further constitutional changes proposed include the potential to include additional full members [Ireland and Afghanistan subject to both meeting membership criteria].“The ICC Board agreed to work collaboratively on the detail of the constitution and model with a view to final sign-off at the April board meeting and submission to the full ICC Council in June.In terms of the proposed structural changes, the statement added: “Progress was made around the future structures of bilateral international cricket with a preferred model identified by the member chief executives for all three formats of the sport.“This framework will now be used to build a more detailed model that incorporates scheduling and accommodates existing agreements to present to the ICC Board for full consideration in April and includes:– A nine-team Test league run over a two-year cycle– The remaining three Test teams to be guaranteed a consistent and confirmed schedule of Test matches against all other teams– A 13-team ODI league run over a three-year period leading into qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023– A regional T20 competition structure to be developed as a pathway to qualification for the ICC World T20“A scheduling summit will now be held in March before a detailed proposal is put to the ICC Board in April.”
Wimbledon women’s champion Garbine Muguruza says she will savour her victory in order to prevent a similar slump in form to the one she suffered after winning the French Open in 2016.The Spaniard earned her first Grand Slam at Roland Garros, beating Serena Williams in the final, but then meekly capitulated at Wimbledon to Jana Cepelova in the second round, also experiencing early elimination at the Rio Olympics and the US Open.However, after defeating veteran American Venus Williams at the All England Club on Saturday to break a run of disappointing tournaments, the 23-year-old believes she knows how to handle victory better and will avoid the pitfalls of the last year.”I will try to learn from what I felt after winning at Roland Garros, taking it all more calmly and enjoying it,” Muguruza told Spanish newspaper Marca.”Digesting success is difficult. In Paris I won and the next day I was already playing again. I want to enjoy the moment a little more.”I always try to keep my feet on the ground and I repeat, this victory will not change my life. Everyone tells me that I will change and I say I will not.”I will have more pressure, more responsibility, but I will carry on the same.”The world number five emphatically dismantled Venus’ challenge with a 7-5, 6-0 victory for her maiden Wimbledon title, having lost to her opponent’s sister Serena in the 2015 final.Muguruza is the first player to beat both Williams sisters in Grand Slam finals, something which makes her feel particularly proud of her achievements.advertisement”It feels like a dream come true,” added Muguruza. “When you beat one of the Williams in the final, you feel like you’ve been the best player at the tournament.”
TaylorJoin us at 10 am as we give thanks to those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom at Taylor’s annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. The Ceremony includes the Colour Guard March from the District Ice Centre to the Community Hall, followed by the ceremony and guest speakers.Fort St. JohnDate: November 1, 2018Remembrance Day Schedule:Parade – 10:00amFlags March – 10:45amRemembrance Service to start after the Flags MarchBells of Peace at sundown – 5:01 pmLocation: 10103-105th Avenue Remembrance Day CeremonyDate: November 11th, 2018Time: 10:45 am everyone to be seated 11:00 am Colours Parade beginsPlace: Tumbler Ridge Secondary School Immediately following the ceremony, the wreaths will be moved to the cenotaph at City Hall, where another brief ceremony will be held.Chilli lunch after service at Hypertension Escape (Bowling alley)Pouce CoupeRemembrance Day CeremonyDate: November 11, 2018Time: Services start at 10 amPlace: 5009 47 ave ChetwyndRemembrance Day CeremonyDate: November 11Time: 9:50 amPlace: 4421 Veterans Way Legion HallLast Post starts at the cenotaph at 10 am; followed by a service at the legion hall at 10:50 am.Note: If its colder than -20 degrees, the outdoor portion of the ceremonies will be cancelled – especially if also considering a windchill factor. The ceremony being held in Unchagah Hall at Dawson Creek Secondary School at 10:45 a.mThe service will start off with the Marching On of The Colours, the singing of O’Canada, the playing of the Last Post, two minutes of silence, the playing of The Lament, Reveille and the laying of wreaths in remembrance.Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead, MLA Mike Bernier, and MP Bob Zimmer are all expected to be in attendance, laying wreaths on behalf of their constituents. Legion member and public relations for Dawson Creek’s branch, Day Roberts, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion. Other community organizations are also welcome to lay wreaths. PEACE REGION, B.C. – Ceremonies are available to participate in all around the Peace Region. Services will be held on Sunday in Fort St. John, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Fort Nelson.Here are the details for each community.Dawson Creek Tumbler Ridge Please join us in remembering all our fallen veterans and comrades on this very special day. We will Remember them. Fort. NelsonCommunity Remembrance Day CeremonySunday, November 11, 2018Seating opens at 10:15 amCeremony 10:45 amNorthern Rockies Recreation Centre Community HallJoin us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I (1918-2018)
This will be a family friendly, fun and educational event which will share in Philippine Cuisine, the opportunity to experience live music, artist talks and a good time.To view the event FB Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This Philippine Independence Day come to the North Peace Cultural Centre to celebrate with the local Philippine community.June 12, 1898, was proclaimed Philippine Independence Day in Cavite II el Viejo, as Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain.Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 from 5 pm to 9 pm come to the North Peace Cultural Centre to gather with the Philippine Comunity, presented by Artist, Ovvian Castrillo Hill and the North Peace Fil-Can Group and in conjunction with the Ex Situ Art Exhibition & Filipino Heritage Month.
Mumbai: Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene says she is not contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. There were reports that the actress might contest the Lok Sabha elections from Pune for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But Madhuri says she is not involved with any political party. “It is just a rumour. I am not contesting for any political party. I think I have already cleared the air on that matter,” Madhuri told IANS. “In fact, I think there are three of us (actors) who were roped in for the rumour and I clarified it,” the actress added. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Madhuri, who entered the industry in 1984 with “Abodh”, has remained a pivotal part of the Indian entertainment industry and has enthralled fans through meaty roles in films like “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Dil”, “Beta”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”, “Anjaam”, “Mrityudand”, “Pukar”, “Dil To Pagal Hai” and “Devdas”. She also starred in “Gulaabi Gang”. On the work front, Madhuri is busy promoting her upcoming Marathi production “15 August”, which is set to release on Netflix on March 29. She will also be seen in “Kalank”.
New York: Singer Adele, who confirmed her split from husband Simon Konecki over the weekend, will channel her break-up sorrow into her new album, which is expected to be out later this year. “Adele has been writing and working on new material for a while,” a source said, reports mirror.co.uk. “She has already had meetings with her record label, Sony, in London about her progress. Producers have been approached about working with her. They are hoping the album will be released by this Christmas.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaBack in 2011, the superstar said of her creative process: “When I’m happy, I ain’t writing songs – I’m out having a laugh. If I ever get married, it’ll be, ‘Darling, I need a divorce. It’s been three years – I’ve got a record to write’.” The London-born star married Konecki three years ago, after being together for five years. They have a seven-year-old son Angelo. Their split is said to be due to them moving in “different directions and to different continents”, with Adele preferring the US, while Konecki likes living in the UK.