All-out campaign launched with 100 days left to Olympic Games

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific April 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 All-out campaign launched with 100 days left to Olympic Games RSF_en “With just over 100 days to go to the games, a key moment for the Olympic movement, we are campaigning to obtain the release of prisoners of conscience and free access to Tibet for the press,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said during a press conference, with Florence Aubenas, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Sophie Vouzelaud, Nicolas Sirkis and Robert Poirier. to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Filmmaker Jean-Jacques Beineix and Miss France 2007 runner-up Sophie Vouzelaud, who was born deaf, unveiled videos that use sign language to make the public and athletes more aware of human rights abuses in China. “As the Chinese authorities are deaf to the appeals of international public opinion and the International Olympic Committee prefers that athletes say nothing, we are going to use the sign language gesture for Freedom,” Beineix explained.He showed four video clips that will be offered to TV stations in which Vouzelaud, writer Marek Alter and singer Nicola Sirkis, the leader of the French band Indochine, do the Freedom sign while a voice says: “The Chinese leaders are deaf to our appeals, so this is how you say Freedom in sign language.”Vouzelaud said she was deeply committed to free expression and solidarity and supported the call for the release of prisoners of conscience in China. Sirkis announced that he was bringing out a single in support of the Reporters Without Borders campaign on China. “We are going to do a video and launch this single in order to participate in this campaign, which is entirely legitimate,” he said.Robert Poirier, who is a former coach of the French athletics team and who participated as an athlete in the Tokyo and Mexico City games, said athletes “are also citizens” and urged them not to neglect the human rights situation in China and Tibet.“The International Olympic Committee has been unable to create conditions in Beijing that will allow athletes to take part in the games in completely serenity,” he said. “The athletes must express – peacefully and respecting the Charter – their commitment to the values of freedom. I am sure they will find the words and the moments to show their commitment as citizens.”Ménard also reported the results of an opinion poll about the Olympic sponsors. “A majority of French people agree that the sponsoring companies must defend human rights in China. Most of the people polled also said they were ready to boycott their products if nothing is done. These results show that the sponsors cannot stay silent.” Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img April 27, 2021 Find out more News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders gave a news conference today in Paris to unveil a series of new campaign initiatives aimed at the public, politicians, Olympic sponsors and journalists who are going to the Olympic Games in Beijing.“With just over 100 days to go to the games, a key moment for the Olympic movement, we are campaigning to obtain the release of prisoners of conscience and free access to Tibet for the press,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said.“The announcement of a possible resumption of dialogue with the Dalai Lama has raised hopes of a possible shift in the Chinese government’s position human rights, but we are not there yet,” Ménard continued. “Democratic heads of state, including President Nicolas Sarkozy, must threaten to boycott the opening ceremony in order to maintain the pressure.”Reporter Florence Aubenas of the Paris-based Le Nouvel Observateur weekly, a former hostage in Iraq, appealed to her colleagues: “Journalists are not activists but they have a role to play before the Olympic Games,” she said. “We must be able to tell the Chinese authorities that we want to go to Tibet or to interview dissidents. All the press will want to talk about the sports events, but they will also want to talk about the other issues. The press must defend this right by taking a clearer stand.”Aubenas presented an appeal to this effect that has already been signed by a dozen of leading European newspapers. News March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Newslast_img read more

MERS Wins Victory in Illinois Court Over Authority to Act as Mortgagee

first_img Previous: HUD Secretary Castro to Speak at DC Luncheon on January 13 Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 1/7/2015 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago An Illinois court ruled on Tuesday that mortgages naming Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as the mortgagee are valid and enforceable, according to an announcement from MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.In the case of CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Schak, Judge Mitchell L. Hoffman on the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court for Lake County, Illinois, rejected a borrower’s claim that a mortgage naming MERS as the mortgagee was invalid because MERS is not licensed under the Illinois Residential Mortgage License Act. Hoffman’s ruling was that MERS not being licensed under the ACT was not sufficient grounds for declaring the mortgage void and unenforceable.MERS was named as the mortgagee on the mortgage at the time it was originated. The borrowers had filed a motion to vacate the summary judgment and the order that approved the sale of the foreclosed property.The judge used as legal precedent the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Union County, Illinois V. MERSCORP, Inc. from January 2013 that the requirements of the Illinois Residential Mortgage Act, which was passed in 1987, do not apply to MERS because it “does not engage in the acts of brokering, funding, originating, servicing, or purchasing residential mortgage loans.””We are pleased that this Court recognizes that MERS has not done anything contrary to what is required by Illinois law and that mortgages naming MERS as the mortgagee are valid and enforceable,” MERSCORP Holdings Vice President for Corporate Communications Janis Smith said.MERS has won victories in courts in several states in the last year over borrowers facing foreclosure who challenged the company’s authority to act as mortgagee, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio, New Hampshire, Montana, Idaho, Arkansas, and Texas. January 6, 2015 2,756 Views Illinois MERS mortgage servicing rights 2015-01-06 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Illinois MERS mortgage servicing rights in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Home / Daily Dose / MERS Wins Victory in Illinois Court Over Authority to Act as Mortgagee Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago MERS Wins Victory in Illinois Court Over Authority to Act as Mortgagee Subscribelast_img read more

McIlroy in contention at Firestone

first_imgRory McIlroy will tee off from 3-under par this afternoon at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.The world-number-four is two shots behind leader Thomas Pieters into the second day at Firestone.McIlroy followed up his top five finish at the Open with a solid round of 67 yesterday. Photo © – Tipp FMlast_img

‘I have a future without Manchester United,’ says Mourinho

first_img“We could speak about so many good things. It’s finished” he added.“Manchester United has a future without me and I have a future without Manchester United, so why should I now be sharing with you or even with the supporters, any of my feelings?“It’s over. That’s me and that’s the way I’ve always been and I was always very critical of managers that leave clubs and then they come out and they speak about details of what happened and who is to blame for this kind of situation — that’s not me. I just want to finish, it happened yesterday and I’d like to say it’s game over.“And I just hope that you media respect this. Until I get back to football I think I have the right to live my normal life, like I’m going to do now. I go for my little shopping, I go for my little walk and that’s what I want to do. Manchester United is the past.”Former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced as Mourinho’s temporary replacement on Wednesday.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he has a “future without Manchester United”, speaking for the first time since he was sacked by the Premier League club.The Old Trafford hierarchy sacked Mourinho in the aftermath of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield that left the 20-times champions an embarrassing 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just 17 matches.But the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss refused to go into details about his departure.“I don’t change. And what I did when I left Chelsea, for example, is the same as that I’m going to do now,” Mourinho told Sky Sports News.“I keep the good things and I don’t speak about anything that happened in the club.last_img read more

Senate Committee Upholds Scott Israel’s Suspension

first_imgIsrael responded to the committee vote by saying he will run in 2020 against the appointed Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony and will be re-elected for a third time.Acting sheriff Gregory Tony, right, speaks after being introduced by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Fort Lauderdale headquarters, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) The Florida Senate Rules Committee voted 9-7 along party lines on Monday night to uphold Governor Ron DeSantis’ removal of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.The vote came after 10 hours of testimony from special investigators, lawyers, and the public.DeSantis suspended Israel in January for his handling of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre and the 2017 mass shooting at Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.The matter now goes to a vote by the full Senate on Wednesday. last_img read more

Flight attendants arrested in money laundering scheme at MIA

first_imgFour flight attendants were arrested at Miami International Airport Monday evening  after authorities seized more than $22,000 in cash from the suspects during a routine Customs check.Miami-Dade police said the suspects did not have the proper license to transmit money.They are identified as Carlos Alberto Munoz Moyano, Maria Del Pilar Roman-Strick, Maria Wilson, and Maria Beatriz Pasten-Cuzmar.The four came to the US on a flight from Chile, and work for American Airlines.The airline is reportedly cooperating with the investigation.The suspects are being held on a $10,000 bond with an immigration hold.last_img

Deputies: Girl Stabs Two Teens in Prearranged Fight at Central FL Park

first_imgInvestigators say that some of the people who drove to the park to watch the fight were adults.The 16-year-old has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Florida authorities have charged a 16-year-old girl with stabbing two other teens during a fight that investigators say was arranged on social media.According to reports, several carloads of people arrived at a Deltona park on Friday night to follow the conflict, which had started earlier in the day at University High School.Volusia County deputies say the girl stabbed a 17-year-old student in the hip and a 15-year-old in the chest. The girl admitted that she attacked the other teens, as the entire incident was captured on video.last_img

FL man jailed for road-rage attack, allegedly spit food in woman’s mouth

first_imgA Florida man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly spitting food into a woman’s mouth during a road-rage incident.Deputies arrested 61-year-old David Paul Wipperman on felony battery charges in connection to the Oct. 29., incident.According to an arrest report, Wipperman got into a road rage incident with an unidentified woman that evening.He reportedly exited his truck and approached the woman’s vehicle.The woman rolled down her window and attempted to apologize to Wipperman.But Wipperman reportedly spit the food he was chewing at her, then opened her car door and screamed at her.It is unclear at this time why Wipperman’s arrest occurred several weeks after the incident.Wipperman remains in jail as of Friday morning.last_img

SpaceX Plans First Launch of 2020 Backed by Space Force

first_imgThere’s a good chance SpaceX will have its first rocket launch of the year tonight.The historic SpaceX rocket launch will be the first backed by the US Space Force. SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket as conditions at Cape Canaveral in Florida are 90-percent Go.The rocket will carry 60 communication satellites meant to help one day bring broadband internet connection to every corner of the world.President Trump created the sixth branch of the military last month when he signed the 2020 defense bill.The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing will track the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and ensure its safety. It looks like there will be a little bit of Star Trek in America’s new Space Force.The 14th Air Force unit is being transferred to Space Force, where it will be renamed Space Operations Command.Its acronym will be SPOC, which sounds like a nod to the iconic character from the original TV space drama.It could be argued the name change is only logical. The liftoff can be watched live through a SpaceX webcast beginning shortly before the launch window opens at 6:19 p.m. EST Monday from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad.It will mark the first launch in a packed slate of missions from Cape Canaveral in 2020, which could see more than 30 launches by SpaceX and United Launch Alliance if schedules hold.The mission will mark the 78th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket since 2010, and the 81st flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 family, which includes three launches by the triple-core Falcon Heavy vehicle.The upcoming launch, the third of its kind for the SpaceX Starlink program, will bring to 180 the number of satellites that so far make up the constellation of small satellites that promise to beam high-speed internet access to every corner of the globe.In this video Engineering Today will discuss the next two launches by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. One will try to keep SpaceX Starlink’s satellites from blocking the stars and another will be SpaceX crew Dragon test.last_img read more

Death up to 22 from Turkey earthquake; 1,100 hurt

first_imgThe magnitude-6.8 quake, centred on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province of Turkey, caused multiple buildings to collapse and has injured over 1,000 people.Rescue workers try to reach people under a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Elazig in the eastern Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing scores of people, Turkish officials said. (IHA via AP) Officials say the death toll is now up to 22.Rescue teams continue to work overtime in search for survivors.Turkey’s disaster and emergency preparedness agency says the earthquake was followed by 398 aftershocks.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the funeral of a mother and son killed in the quake while visiting the hardest-hit areas Saturday afternoon.last_img read more