Journalist gets three-month jail sentence for her reporting

first_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the three-month jail sentence that Ma Khine, a woman reporter with the Eleven Media Group, received last week from a court in Loikaw, 500 km north of Rangoon.Ma Khine was convicted of defaming a lawyer, trespassing on the lawyer’s property while interviewing her, and “using abusive language.” Reporters Without Borders expresses its full support for Ma Khine and all the other employees of Eleven Media.“This sentence was passed two weeks after Eleven Media’s daily newspaper ran a story headlined ‘When bags of money replace judges in court’ about endemic corruption in the judicial system,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge Loikaw’s judges to reexamine the facts of this case when it comes up for appeal and to reach a decision that respects the rights of journalists. A news organization should not have to incur the risk of criminal proceedings and, in this case, the conviction of one of its reporters, because of its news coverage. Freedom of information is at stake.”Ma Khine was convicted in connection with her reporting on 27 October, when she was doing a story on the illegal renting of movies and went with Than Zaw Win, the owner of a movie rental store who had been fined 100,000 kyats, to the home of the lawyer Aye Aye Phyo.The lawyer agreed to be interviewed but, when Ma Khine asked her how much she charged for handling a case, she got angry, ordered Ma Khine and Than Zaw Win to leave, and summoned her father, who is president of the National League for Democracy in Loikaw.Aye Aye Phyo accused Ma Khine of forcing her way into their home and of insulting and defaming her as she left. Ma Khine said she left because she was being threatened.After Ma Khine was sentenced on 17 December, Eleven Media issued a statement and wrote to the president, the justice minister and parliament calling for an investigation into judicial corruption and bias in the trial and its outcome. The United Nations, embassies and media rights groups were also alerted. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Credit photo : Eleven May 12, 2021 Find out more News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Organisation Help by sharing this information News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 31, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts News May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further According to Eleven Media, Ma Khine’s conviction constitutes a denial of justice and a direct threat to journalists and to freedom of information, and violates article 354 of the constitution guaranteeing freedom of expression and opinion for all citizens.Eleven Media insists that Ma Khine did not enter Aye Aye Phyo’s home until invited to do so and after clearly identifying herself as a journalist, and left when asked. The group has also announced its intention to file a complaint anyone threatening Eleven Media and its journalists.Burma is ranked 151st out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, 18 places higher than its 2012 position. December 23, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gets three-month jail sentence for her reporting News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Follow the news on Myanmarlast_img read more

Pasadena Kids Going Back to School in Style

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Community News HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Photo courtesy The Salvation Army Southern CaliforniaOn Saturday, July 30, The Salvation Army in Pasadena, with the tremendous assistance of Sears, the Lion Club and Pasadena Police and Fire Departments, will provide back-packs stuffed with school supplies, thanks to the support of STAPLES in Pasadena and a $75 gift card to Sears for 120 local children. After a brief address of thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who have made this special event possible, Captain Terry Masango of The Salvation Army’s Pasadena Tabernacle will supervise the passing out of the back packs at 8:30 am. At 9:00 am – one hour before Sears opens its doors to the general public – The assembled school children will be given the “run” of the store along with their parents to spend $75 for shoes and clothes to make sure they are as prepared as possible for successful school year.Pasadena Tabernacle Advisory Board members, a constituency from the Pasadena Lions Club and Salvation Army staff and volunteers will be on hand to ensure that the children are safe and that they have a great shopping experience. “For many of these children, the opportunity for new clothes and new shoes are is not a common occurrence,” said Captain Masango of The Salvation Army. “Thanks to Sears and all of our other volunteers and supporters, these kids are going to get the head start to their school year they deserve.”The Sears in Pasadena is located at 3801 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107. For media contact call Robert Brennan Director of Communications The Salvation Army Southern California at 818 648 9098 or email [email protected] The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1880 in the United States. Today, more than 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 7,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Giving Back Pasadena Kids Going Back to School in Style The Salvation Army and Sears Team up to Support 120 Underprivileged School Children with Back-Packs of School Supplies and Shopping Spree From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, July 29, 2016 | 11:01 amlast_img read more

Oesophageal Cancer Fund to mark 18th annual Lollipop Day with launch…

first_imgLinkedin SHANNON Bridge has been adorned with 300 pink balloons, all in aid of raising vital funds for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.The 300 balloons represent the number of patients that have been spared invasive, life-altering surgery in the last decade.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Unity Gospel Choir will launch Lollipop Day 2019 today, Thursday, February 28 on O’Connell Street, where the “streets will come alive with the sounds of singing and a whole lotta lolly”, all in aid of raising vital funds for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.Lollipop Day calls on the public to be aware that those experiencing swallowing difficulties and people who suffer with chronic or severe persistent reflux symptoms such as heartburn should attend their GP immediately.New data from Ireland’s first Registry & Bioresource for Barrett’s Oesophagus patients, funded by the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF), has revealed that, due to advances in technology, between 250-350 patients diagnosed at an early stage of oesophageal cancer were cured and spared major surgery over the last decade.Barrett’s Oesophagus is quite a common condition arising from severe or chronic acid reflux, it is important to diagnose as it may predispose to oesophageal cancer.  The Registry report highlights that over 5,000 patients from 6 academic hospitals in Ireland have been registered to date, and of these, 254 had or developed early cancer that would up to this decade have been treated with major surgery. The new technology is Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) therapy, administered via an endoscope, sometimes in association with minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, this has revolutionised the care for those patients who are fortunate for their cancer to be diagnosed at the earliest stage.visit for more information. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSCommunityFundraiserhealthNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print NewsCommunityHealthOesophageal Cancer Fund to mark 18th annual Lollipop Day with launch in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2019 1104 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleLimerick promoter recognised for Outstanding Contribution to live musicNext articleLimerick films selected for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2019 regional heats Staff Reporter Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

Fed Ups MBS Buying

first_img About Author: Phil Hall The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 17, 2020 1,963 Views Federal Reserve Mortgage-Backed Securities 2020-07-17 Mike Albanese Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tagged with: Federal Reserve Mortgage-Backed Securities Share Save Fed Ups MBS Buying Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Fed Ups MBS Buying Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Federal Reserve purchased $22.686 billion in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) during the week from July 9 to July 15, up from its $21.685 billion in the previous week.The New York Federal Reserve Bank announced the purchase, adding the central bank did not sell any of its MBS guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae during this period. In the previous week, the Fed sold $3.6 billion worth of MBS.The Fed’s balance sheet has swelled from $4.2 trillion at the beginning of March to $7.2 trillion by mid-June. Bloomberg columnist Christopher Maloney observed that “volatility has plunged 67% from its decade-plus high seen before quantitative easing resumed March 16, and is now well below its trailing five-year average. That benefits MBS investors as the chance of a borrower having an incentive to refinance is in part a function of interest rate volatility over the life of the loan.”Anthony B. Sanders, Professor of Real Estate Finance in the School of Business at George Mason University, echoed Maloney’s observations in his Confounded Interest blog while pointing out a silver lining for the housing market in the current environment.“Ten-year Treasury Note volatility remains low as the Fed continues to flood the market with liquidity,” Sanders wrote. “The good news is that mortgage rates are at historic lows. More COVID = more economic shutdowns = more Fed intervention = lower mortgage rates.”But how long can the Fed maintain this strategy? An analysis published by Wells Fargo’s Research Team concluded the Fed “likely will continue to use the asset side of its balance sheet as needed to support the continued recovery of the U.S. economy, and the liability side will largely adjust in a mechanical fashion.”However, Wells Fargo also predicted that if the economy suffered another downturn, “then the FOMC likely would increase the size of the balance sheet sharply in an effort to support economic activity as much as possible.”As for the Fed itself, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans told the audience at a virtual event yesterday that the central bank plans to stay its course for the foreseeable future.“I am hard-pressed to think of reasons why we would need to move away from accommodative monetary policy unless inflation was well above 2% for an extended period of time, and the economy was just very different from what we are seeing right now,” said Evans during the presentation offered by the Global Interdependence Center. “That doesn’t seem to be very likely.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Inability to Pay Mortgage Tops Consumer Complaints to CFPB Next: Ginnie Mae To Begin Accepting Digital Collateral The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Multiscale observation of two polar cap arcs occurring on different magnetic field topologies

first_imgThis paper presents observations of polar cap arc substructure down to scale sizes of meters and temporal resolution of milliseconds. Two case studies containing polar cap arcs occurring over Svalbard are investigated. The first occurred on 4 February 2016 and is consistent with formation on closed field lines; the second occurred on 15 December 2015 and is consistent with formation on open field lines. These events were identified using global‐scale images from the Special Sensor Ultra‐violet Spectrographic Imager (SSUSI) instruments on board Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft. Intervals when the arcs passed through the small‐scale field of view of the Auroral Structure and Kinetics (ASK) instrument, located on Svalbard, were then found using all sky images from a camera also located on Svalbard. These observations give unprecedented insight into small‐scale polar cap arc structure. The energy and flux of the precipitating particles above these arcs are estimated using the ASK observations in conjunction with the Southampton Ionospheric model. These estimates are then compared to in situ DMSP particle measurements, as well as data from ground‐based instrumentation, to infer further information about their formation mechanisms. This paper finds that polar cap arcs formed on different magnetic field topologies exhibit different behavior at small‐scale sizes, consistent with their respective formation mechanisms.last_img read more


first_imgResponsibilities will include maintaining the overall appearanceand cleanliness of the assigned buildings and facilities. Assignedwork includes mowing, trimming, leaf removal, etc. In addition toparticipating in planning grounds maintenance for new serviceneeds, the groundskeeper will collaborate with the maintenance teamto make sure the grounds and the building are always properly caredfor.Candidates should be highly motivated and have the ability tofluently read, write English for safety and productivity reasons.Proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to allassigned work is essential. The position requires a HighSchool Diploma/GED. No specific level of experience is required.Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.Supplemental InformationIn addition to the completed application, candidates must submit alist of three professional references from wage-documented previousemployer(s) that includes names and contact information, completebackground screening, provide referencechecks and interview. Additional inquiries must referenceGroundskeeper in the subject line of your email to [email protected] of application materials will begin ASAP and will continueuntil the position is filled.No phone calls please.Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment OpportunityEmployerlast_img read more

The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

first_imgI’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing.center_img Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised?last_img read more

Busy time at Europain

first_imgEuropain, France’s big bakery show, took place from 6-10 March in Paris. As British Baker went to press, most stands were reporting good business and the aisles were busy with visitors. The show now takes place alternate years and follows on five months after IBA and two months before the Italian show, SIAB, this May, in Verona. Previously the shows took place by agreement on a three-year revolving cycle.Healthy products, easy-to-clean hygienic equipmment and ergonomic safety were to the fore. Trends included a big rise in the use of dark chocolate, which is perceived as healthier, and waffles consumed at all times of the day.Jean-Pierre Crouzet, president of the official craft bakers’ organisation, UIB, confirmed times were challenging: “We have 15 million bakery consumers per day, but on average each is spending a few less cents, so it makes cash flow more difficult.”last_img read more

Asda celebrates 50th with cake tour

first_imgSupermarket chain Asda has completed a countrywide tour to celebrate its 50th birthday.The #cakemyday van, stocked with celebration cakes, made its way round the UK. Treats on board included a canine-inspired Pablo the Pug creation, the Piñata Surprise and range of ‘gravity-defying’ cakes.It stopped off at Asda stores and community groups around the country, where brand representatives handed out treats to customers and locals.Day one saw the van visit stores in the Scotland locations of Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy and Chesser, including the latter’s St Martin’s Community Resource Centre, where cakes as well as a £10,000 cheque were presented.The tour visited locations including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and finally Essex on 29 July. Agency CPM worked alongside Asda’s social media agency IMP to devise the campaign, which came about after it was identified that the brand’s cakes generate the highest levels of excitement on social media. Havas is managing the PR.last_img read more

Yonder Mountain String Band Announces 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgJamgrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band has announced their upcoming 2019 summer tour dates, which will feature support from Southern rockers Great Peacock for an extensive portion of the tour.Yonder Mountain String Band will open up their tour with a performance at Charlotte, NC’s Sound Of The Summer on May 3rd, followed by festival appearances at Rochester, NY’s Lilac Festival (5/10); Cumerland, MD’s DelFest (5/23 & 24); and Chillicothe, IL’s Summer Camp Music Festival (5/26).The band will then head to Wichita, KS’s Wave on May 29th, followed by stops at Ozark, AK’s Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain (5/30); Huntsville, AL’s SideTracks Music Hall (5/31); Canton, NC’s Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan (6/1); Isle Of Palms, SC’s Windjammer (6/2); Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head On Stage (6/4); Newport News, VA’s Boathouse Live (6/5); Rocky Mount, VA’s Harvester Performance Center (6/6); Wilmington, NC’s Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews (6/7); Greenville, NC’s The State Theatre (6/8); Telluride, CO’s Sheridan Opera House (6/21); and a final stop at the 46th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, June 22nd.Head to Yonder Mountain String Band’s website for ticketing and more information.Yonder Mountain String Band 2019 Summer Tour:5/03 Charlotte, NC Sounds Of The Summer5/10 Rochester, NY Rochester Lilac Festival5/23 & 24 Cumberland, MD DelFest5/26 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival5/29 Wichita, KS Wave5/30 Ozark, AR Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain5/31 Huntsville, AL SideTracks Music Hall #6/01 Canton, NC Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan6/02 Isle Of Palms, SC The Windjammer6/04 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage #6/05 Newport News, VA Boathouse Live #6/06 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center #6/07 Wilmington, NC Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews #6/08 Greenville, NC The State Theatre #6/21 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House6/22 Telluride, CO 46th Telluride Bluegrass Festival# with Great PeacockView Tour Dateslast_img read more