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first_imgDownload the PDF.Pro-Palestinian solidarity blocks Israeli shipJune 13: Honoring Ramsey ClarkPuerto Rican unions: ‘No LUMA!’Economic recovery?On the picket line;Trans youth targeted;Cops out of Pride;Editorial: Are pro athletes exploited workers?Disability solidarity with Naomi OsakaGLOBAL:Defend Syria; Palestine resists; Delegation demands ‘Free Alex Saab!’Tear down the walls:Arizona: Nazi death-camp gas;‘Smart’ communication for profit;Solitary torture chambers;Mumia on abolition;Shaka Sankofa’s last words.Download the PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Three journalists drafted into army by force; editor gets death threat

first_img Follow the news on Tajikistan May 14, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News TajikistanEurope – Central Asia News November 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists drafted into army by force; editor gets death threat RSF_en November 6, 2020 Find out more Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president TajikistanEurope – Central Asia center_img Help by sharing this information #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic Reporters Without Borders today denounced the forcible conscription into the army of three TV journalists who criticised its methods in a programme. It also deplored the army’s threats to kill the head of the station.”The drafting by force of these journalists is a clear attack on the daring nature of their report that irritated the authorities,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to President Emomali Rakhmonov calling for their immediate release. “Such behaviour, as well as the threats to their superior, is unacceptable and shows that the Tajik authorities have no respect for press freedom and democratic debate. Independent journalism is still a very risky business in Tajikistan.”The conscripted three – Akram Azizov (21), Nasim Rahimov (20) and Yusuf Yunusov (21) – of the TV station SM1, were among nine journalists from SMI and another station, TRK-Asia, arrested by military police on 28 October while attending a journalist training course in the northern town of Khujand. Six of them, who were exempt from doing military service, were released but the others were sent to the town’s army base.Four days earlier, SMI had broadcast a documentary made during the training course about army squads that tracked down young people to conscript them, using violence and rejecting medical certificates justifying exemption. A senior regional army officer, Fazliddin Domonov, who denied during the film that such methods were used, reportedly threatened the journalists the day after it was broadcast.The head of SMI, Mahmujan Dadabayev, received phone calls from army officials on 5 November threatening to kill him and shut down the station. Organisation News to go further News Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media August 25, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Agency First-Time Buyer Risk Index Reaches Series High

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago June 22, 2015 1,469 Views The May 2015 First-Time Buyer Mortgage Risk Index (FBMRI) for agency loans reached a series record of 15.66 in May, an increase of half a percentage point from the previous three months and 1.1 percentage points from May 2014, according to data released Monday by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)’s International Center on Housing Risk.The FBMRI, which is an estimate of the share of first-time buyer mortgages that would default if they faced economic stress comparable to what was experienced in the 2007-08 financial crisis, is now 6.75 percentage points higher than the risk index for repeat homebuyers, according to AEI – and the gap has been widening.Risk layering has largely been the cause of the higher risk on first-time buyer mortgages, according to AEI. About 71 percent of first-time buyer mortgages had a combined loan-to-value ratio of 95 percent or more, and 97 percent of first-time mortgage buyers had a term of 30 years.”Given the combination of little money down and slow amortization, these buyers will have very little home equity for a number of years unless their house appreciates substantially,” the report said. “In addition, more than one-fifth of first-time buyers taking out mortgages had a FICO score below 660, the traditional definition of subprime mortgages, and one-quarter had total debt-to-income ratios above 43 percent, the limit set by the Qualified Mortgage rule.”Repeat buyer mortgages are less risky than those taken out by first-time buyers due to the fact that a much smaller share of repeat buyer mortgages have a combined loan-to-value ratio higher than 95 percent, and a much smaller share of repeat buyers had FICO scores below 660.The risk profile for first-time buyers suggests that access to mortgage credit is not as tight as some have suggested, according to AEI. In May, first-time buyers with an agency mortgage averaged a downpayment of about 3 percent, or $7,000, and a median FICO score of 706, which is below the median score of 713 for all mortgage buyers in the United States. The median FICO score for first-time buyers with FHA-backed loans drops to 673.“Credit standards for first-time buyers are not tight,” said Edward Pinto, codirector of AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk.  “The widening risk gap between first-time and repeat buyers is reflective of a market reliant on first-time buyers who are themselves reliant on increasing leverage.”Also according to the May report, first-time buyers made up 58.5 percent of primary owner-occupied government-guaranteed home purchase mortgages, a year-over-year increase of nearly 2 percentage points from 56.8 percent. The combined First-Time Buyer Mortgage Share Index (FBMSI), which measures the share of first-time buyers for both government-guaranteed and private sector mortgages, increased year-over-year from 51.2 percent in May 2014 to 52.7 percent in May 2015.Meanwhile, the number of primary owner-occupied purchase mortgages that went to first-time buyers during the six-month period from December 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015, jumped by 12.5 percent over the previous six-month period, from 516,000 to 582,000, according to AEI.“The Spring homebuying season is off to a strong start, buoyed by strong first-time buyer volume driven by increasing leverage and a strengthening job market,” said Pinto said.“The data we publish are based on millions of loans,” said Stephen Oliner, codirector of AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk.  “We have no doubt that these results paint an accurate picture of first-time buyers.”To see the full May 2015 report from the AEI International Center on Housing Risk, click here. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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 Previous: The Five Pillars of Risk Management Next: House Subcommittee to Examine New Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at CFPB The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Share Savecenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk Agency Loans First-Time Mortgage Buyers About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Agency First-Time Buyer Risk Index Reaches Series High AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk Agency Loans First-Time Mortgage Buyers 2015-06-22 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Agency First-Time Buyer Risk Index Reaches Series High  Print This Post Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Subscribelast_img read more

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Quiet coastal town’s residential price record smashed

first_imgThe house features plenty of luxury inclusions, such as a home cinema. And a bathtub with a view.Mr Lamb said they had to source buyers from the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne looking for a luxury home in a quiet location. “The house was fairly exceptional for the area,” Mr Lamb said. “We didn’t have any comparable homes to this prestige property.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Fingal Head’s benchmark is now a whopping $4.25 million.The new benchmark for the quiet New South Wales costal town, which lies 5km south of the Queensland border, is a whopping $4.25 million. CoreLogic records show the town’s previous record was held by the $3.225 million sale of a six-bedroom house at 36 Queen St in 2015. MORE NEWS: Restaurateur’s old digs dished up to the market MORE NEWS: Be on holidays everyday with this Bahamas-inspired penthouse 14 Bambery St, Fingal Head, is the town’s new residential price record holder.A record price has been paid for a prestige Fingal Head property that will be used as a holiday home by interstate buyers. The eye-watering sale of the luxury house has blown the previous residential record out of the water by more than $1 million. center_img It will be used as a luxury holiday home.The new record holder at 14 Bambery St is a stylish four-bedroom, tri-level house with a separate two-bedroom guesthouse. Both are perched on an elevated 917sq m block that sits between the Tweed River and Pacific Ocean. Kollosche Broadbeach director Michael Kollosche, who sold the property alongside Rob Lamb, said the location, architecture and quality of the build were what made this property stand out to the buyers.“The existing owners are in the building game so they spent a lot of effort and money creating a quality home down there that stands head and shoulders above anything else we have seen there,” he said. “They could appreciate the quality and detail while still being quite a low-maintenance property. “The separate guesthouse was quite appealing for those coming up from interstate as there is room for other family members and friends to stay without being on top of each other.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe two-in-one property sold to interstate buyers.last_img read more

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Andrea Vota named director general of Jdigital

first_img Share Following an Extraordinary Assembly, Spanish trade association Jdigital has approved the appointment of Andrea Vota as the new director general.Vota, who’s appointment gained unanimous approval, is a consultant specializing in political stakeholder management and corporate communications. He has formerly worked for international Public Affairs firm Political Intelligence and as public affairs lead for German professional IT services provider CIRC.“I am very grateful to Jdigital for their confidence and I am very happy to be able to bring my knowledge and experience to the association at such a sensitive time for the sector,” said Vota.“The online gaming industry faces significant challenges for its survival, and that is why we at Jdigital will be fighting with all the resources available to improve any senseless decision that could harm a safe and fully regulated industry. avoiding the further destruction of jobs at a time of economic crisis like the one we live in.Vota will support Jdigital President Mikel López de Torre, representing the Spanish online gambling industry amid a changing regulatory landscape.The 2019 election of Spain’s PSOE-Podemos coalition government, saw the radical overhaul of Spain’s federal laws related to gambling advertising, implementing severe marketing restrictions across all media channels.This week, Jdigital sanctioned an appeal to the European Commission, stating that the government had breached European business laws, modifying amendments to its Royal Decree on Advertising, without formally informing licensed incumbents of changes.Vota concluded: “We have a fundamental challenge that is to protect the reputation of a self-regulated sector, which thanks to new technologies offers guarantees to users, consumers and, above all, to the vulnerable population.” StumbleUpon EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

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