Radio station manager gunned down in Logar province

first_img to go further December 15, 2016 Radio station manager gunned down in Logar province Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is saddened to learn that Mohammad Nassir Madser, the manager of a local radio station, was gunned down today near his home in Mohammad Agha District, located about 65 km south of Kabul in Logar province. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” “We offer our condolences to this journalist’s family and colleagues and we urge the Afghan government to conduct a proper investigation without delay in order to identify the perpetrators and instigators of this murder,” said Réza Moïni, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk.Aged 53 and the father of four children, Madser was the manager of Paigham Meli Logar, a local radio station that has been broadcasting more than 12 hours of programming a day since 2003.His son, Mohammad Zobire, who also works for the radio station, told RSF: “He left the radio station and, at around 4:30 pm, when he was half-way home, he was shot by unidentified individuals on a motorcycle.”Zobire added: “Our work is neutral and professional. We had not been threatened and I don’t understand why he was killed. It is now night-time here and neither the police nor the security forces have come to carry out an investigation.”Hojatullah Mujadadi, a representative of the Afghan Independent Journalists Association, said: “He had told us about threats against him and the radio station and he had also reported the threats to the governor and the security forces.”Salim Lhan Saleh, the spokesman for Logar’s governor, told journalists that Madser was killed by the Taliban. The Taliban have not as yet claimed the murder.Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Mohammad Nassir Madser, directeur de la station de radio locale Paigham meli Logar June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Afghanistan News March 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence May 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence last_img read more

Catastrophe in California

first_imgSubscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Catastrophe in California in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News November 13, 2018 2,930 Views “Our thoughts are with the families and communities affected by these devastating California wildfires,” said Carlos Perez, SVP and Chief Credit Officer at Fannie Mae. “Fannie Mae and our lending and servicing partners are focused on ensuring mortgage assistance is available during this challenging time. It is important for those in the area to focus on their safety, first and foremost, and we encourage homeowners impacted by the fires to contact their mortgage servicer for assistance as soon as possible.”“Once safely out of harm’s way, we strongly encourage homeowners whose homes or places of employment have been impacted by these dangerous fires to call their mortgage servicer—the company to which borrowers send their monthly mortgage payments—to learn about available relief options. We stand ready to ensure that mortgage relief is made available,” said Yvette Gilmore, Freddie Mac’s VP of Single-Family Servicer Performance Management. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Home / Daily Dose / Catastrophe in California Previous: Towards a New Normal Next: Monitoring Mortgage Performance  Print This Post Tagged with: California Camp Fires Carlos Perez CoreLogic Fannie Mae FEMA Freddie Mac Homeowners HOUSING wildfires Woolsey Fires Yvette Gilmore California is in the middle of the deadliest wildfires in the state’s modern history. On Monday, officials at Butte County said they discovered remains of 13 more people in the town of Paradise in northern California, bringing the death toll to 42. Homes constitute a major part of more than the 7,600 structures that have been destroyed. The fire, in fact, has destroyed 6,453 homes in Paradise alone and forced over 250,000 residents to flee from their homes. According to an analysis by CoreLogic, 48,390 homes with a total reconstruction cost value of approximately $18 billion are at high or extreme risk of wildfire damage from the Camp and Woolsey fires in Northern and Southern California. The analysis indicated that not all the ZIP codes were within the burn perimeters on account of the unpredictable nature of the wildfires. Not all structures within a fire perimeter will suffer damage or be destroyed by the fire, the analysis noted. Analyzing the wildfire risk and reconstruction values, CoreLogic found that the number of homes at high and extreme risk stood at 31,394 in Camp Fires and 16, 996 in Woolsey Fires. As part of FEMA’s federal aid program, assistance is being extended for affected individuals and households including:Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters and may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements. Grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance to make damaged dwellings safe, sanitary and functionalLoans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance.In these times, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are reminding those impacted by the wildfires of the options available for mortgage assistance. Homeowners impacted by the wildfires are eligible to stop making mortgage payments for up to 12 months, during which time they will not incur late fees or have delinquencies reported to credit bureaus. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have authorized servicers to suspend or reduce homeowner’s mortgage payments immediately for up to 90 days if they have been affected by a disaster. Payment forbearance of up to 12 months is available in many circumstances. Foreclosures and other legal proceedings are also to be suspended. Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago California Camp Fires Carlos Perez CoreLogic Fannie Mae FEMA Freddie Mac Homeowners HOUSING wildfires Woolsey Fires Yvette Gilmore 2018-11-13 Donna Josephlast_img read more

Trombone Shorty, Ben Harper Announce 2019 Co-Headlining Tour

first_imgTrombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals have announced a co-headlining 2019 U.S. tour.The tour will begin on August 11th with a performance at Snow Park Amphitheater in Salt Lake City. The two bands will continue from there with performances in Prior Lake, MN (8/14); Council Bluffs, IA (8/15); Chicago, IL (8/17); Baltimore, MD (8/20); Lynchburg, VA (8/21); Vienna, VA (8/22); Raleigh, NC (8/24); and Bensalem, PA (8/25). On August 26th and 27th, Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty will perform at New York City’s Pier 17 Rooftop before heading to Boston, MA (8/29); Portland, ME (8/30); and Lenox, MA (8/31) to close out their run.A ticket pre-sale period for the tour will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th, at 10 a.m. local time using the password “KOBEBRYANT” via the Trombone Shorty website. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 15th at 10 a.m. local time.You can check out a list of the upcoming joint tour dates below. For more information and full touring schedules for the two acts, head to Trombone Shorty’s website here or Ben Harper’s website here.Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals + Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Co-Headlining Tour 2019Aug 11 Salt Lake City, UTAug 14 Prior Lake, MNAug 15 Council Bluffs, IAAug 17 Chicago, ILAug 20 Baltimore, MDAug 21 Lynchburg, VAAug 22 Vienna, VAAug 24 Raleigh, NCAug 25 Bensalem, PAAug 26 New York, NYAug 27 New York, NYAug 29 Boston, MAAug 30 Portland, MEAug 31 Lenox, MAView Tour Dateslast_img read more

City banish away-day blues

first_img Sergio Aguero opened the scoring early in the first half, before putting the visitors further ahead six minutes after half-time. Ricardo Vaz Te’s overhead kick reduced the deficit in style, only for David Silva to strike home after collecting a superb Aguero backheel to make it 3-1. “I am very pleased,” Pellegrini said. “The most important thing was to win the game, but I think that we continued playing the same way we were playing in the other games away. “I was absolutely sure that if we continued playing in the same way we did against Aston Villa, we must win again. “That is for me the most important thing, winning the game and continuing to play the same way. “It was very important [to get that first away win] because one point from nine is not a good average for us. “Before we started the game, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton had won their game, so we couldn’t lose more points losing away, so these three points are very important for us.” Aguero was the standout player at Upton Park, with his movement causing the hosts problems from the outset. Sergio Aguero inspired Manchester City to what manager Manuel Pellegrini called a “very important” first Premier League away win of the season as West Ham’s defence was torn to shreds. “He is a top player,” Pellegrini said of the man of the match. “He makes an important difference for us. “It is also very important for the team that he didn’t play the second game with Argentina (during the international break), so he was fresh. That was also very important.” While there were some nervy moments in the second half as West Ham threatened a comeback, anything but three points would have been harsh on City. Only wayward finishing and the fine goalkeeping of Jussi Jaaskelainen kept the scoreline down, as they made light work of the six-man midfield that had seen West Ham win 3-0 at Tottenham last time out. “We knew that West Ham would play in the way they played against Tottenham,” Pellegrini said. “They played very well in the last game, so I spoke with the players to have patience and to move the ball until we find the space. “I think we did it very well. We scored three goals and the goalkeeper was the best player of West Ham. He had at least four or five important saves.” His West Ham counterpart Sam Allardyce cut a frustrated figure after the match, with the Hammers’ improved second-half performance of little consolation. “It was too late, though, wasn’t it? That was the problem,” Allardyce said, having made a delayed entrance. “Manchester City were better than we were. “I have always said if you are going to get a good result then you have to play your very, very best and sometimes the opposition don’t allow you to do that. “I think that we thought we could come out of the traps and set the tempo, but what happened was that Manchester City decided they would do that because of their quality. “When you get the front two and Yaya Toure and Silva passing the ball like they pass it, it frightened us a little it, it put us on the back foot. “The sad thing was that even after that, we made two basic errors for their two goals rather than the quality of Aguero or Alvaro Negredo or Silva putting the ball in the back of the net with a great fluent move. “A simple ball down the middle for the first goal and somebody not picking up the smallest Man City player up for the second goal was really disappointing for us. “Gifting them the two goals was something that you wouldn’t expect to come back from against a team of their quality. “But we gave it a go, I was pleased with the response. At least they didn’t give up, they fought to the end and when we got to 2-1 with a good goal that we scored. “We showed a little bit more of our passing qualities, which failed us in the first half. “The constant passing to our players, and then the opposition regaining possession was the reason why we didn’t look anything like we did at Tottenham. “Really, our only real contribution from an attacking point of view was about 20 or 25 minutes from the end after Man City were 2-0 and that was too late.” Despite impressing at times since the Chilean’s arrival, City’s start to the domestic season has been hampered by their inability to win on the road. Defeats at Cardiff and Aston Villa either side of a goalless draw have frustrated the title hopefuls, who broke their duck in style in east London. Press Associationlast_img read more