first_img Organisation February 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists and environmental activists in danger to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders called today on the Philippines government to move quickly to protect journalists from increasing death threats against those reporting on corruption and environmental abuses, a month after the murder of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) dwAR commentator Gerardo Ortega.It urged President Benigno Aquino III to keep his promise to fight crimes against the media and punish those responsible.Since the death on 24 January of Ortega, who had exposed corruption and also environmental damage by mining companies on the island of Palawan, four suspected gunmen have reportedly been arrested and police have learned that their bosses were powerful figures, including former Palawan governor Joel Reyes, who has ties with the mining firms.Two other Palawan journalists, who prefer to remain anonymous for security reasons, say they have been personally threatened by those presumed to have killed Ortega. Three more journalists have said in a letter to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) they have received regular death threats since last month. The three — George Hubierna, a reporter with the People’s Journal and People’s Tonight based in Manila, Nelson Bolos, a journalist-researcher with the same papers, and Paul Gonzales, editor of Tarlac Headline News – have reported on corruption in the building of an expressway in Tarlac, about 100 km from Manila, and the threats referred to this. Four journalists were murdered last year in the Philippines, where many powerful people have local fiefdoms that are above the law, and 30 were killed in a massacre there in November 2009. Help by sharing this information Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped February 16, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days agocenter_img News Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more News June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Pictured at the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s National Project Awards is ( l to r ) Chapter President Pat Lucey, Andrew Murphy Managing Director at Shannon Airport, Graham Doyle, Secretary General of the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, PwC Portfolio and Programme Management Leader, Féilim Harvey Siobhan O’Donnell, Head of External Communications at daa with the Ireland’s Jubilee Project Award. PIC: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IEThe impact of aviation, with Shannon Airport’s role pivotal, in the development of Ireland has been recognised in a major award, ahead of projects such as the state motorway programme and even the introduction of the Smoking Ban.The development of Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports has been recognised as the most influential project undertaken in Ireland over the past 50 years by the Irish Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ‘Expansion of Ireland’s International Airports’ project was announced as the winner of special PMI anniversary accolade at the Ireland Chapters’ annual National Project Awards on Thursday, November 14, at the Dublin offices of award sponsors PwC in Spencer Dock.The ‘Expansion of Ireland’s International Airports’ was chosen by public vote from a stellar shortlist of eight from nearly 100 initially suggested projects. The shortlist included the Guinness Storehouse; Introduction of the Smoking Ban; Luas Light-rail System; Redevelopment of Croke Park; Regeneration of Dublin Docklands; State Motorway Programme; and The Wild Atlantic Way.Welcoming the award, Shannon Group Chief Executive Mary Considine said: “We are very proud of the influence Shannon Airport has had and continues to have on Ireland’s economic success. Shannon is now and always was an innovator; it’s in our DNA, from the establishment of the world’s first Duty-Free shop in 1947, now grown into a multi-billion dollar global industry, to being the first airport in the world, outside of the Americas, to provide full US Preclearance facilities, making arrival in the US easier and faster. More recently we were also the first airport in Europe to establish an airport sensory room for our customers.“This year we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the landing of the first passenger aircraft, and as a central core of Shannon Group, the airport continues to be a driving force for economic growth in the West of Ireland. It does this through the delivery of global air connectivity to enhance the region attractiveness as a location for FDI and indigenous companies and boosts the tourism industry by providing overseas visitors with gateway access to the Wild Atlantic Way.“Shannon was the birth place of aircraft leasing and today we are continuing to support Shannon’s aviation cluster through our International Aviation Services Centre (IASC). We are very proud and grateful for the honour bestowed on us by Irish public, and of the role that Shannon Airport, through our dedicated employees past and present, has played in growing the Irish economy over the past 50 years.” WhatsApp TAGSairportbusinessClareindustryLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonTransporttravel Facebook Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic center_img Previous articlePike Overcome Ballynanty with Controlled DisplayNext articleAlby Mathewson set to leave Munster on Saturday Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie BusinessNewsShannon Airport’s influence has been central in Irish aviation – Shannon Group CEO Mary ConsidineBy Staff Reporter – November 18, 2019 432 Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Twitter Linkedin Print Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

first_img About Author: Samantha Guzman in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Predicts Strong Economic Growth Will Boost Housing Recovery in 2015 February 26, 2015 742 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Economic Outlook Fannie Mae U.S. Economy Previous: Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Portfolio Contracts; Serious Delinquency Rate Hits 6-Year Low Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 2/27/2015 Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Economic growth is expected to climb to 2.9 percent this year, up from 2.4 percent in 2014, according to Fannie Mae’s February 2015 Monthly Economic Outlook released on Thursday. Fannie Mae predicts this economic growth will boost the sluggish housing market into recovery.”Our forecast calls for an increase in economic growth to 2.9 percent for 2015, which is a slight downward adjustment from our prior forecast but solid improvement nonetheless,” Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan said.The strengthening employment sector, declining commodity prices, and rising income prices are some reasons 2015 is set for a pickup, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group.”Although we are beginning this year at a more modest pace compared to the above-trend numbers seen at mid-year 2014, the country’s aggregate income has benefitted from the improving labor market, which, combined with low gasoline prices, should help drive higher auto sales and overall consumer spending throughout 2015,” Duncan said. “Our forecast calls for a number of factors, including strong hiring and income growth, stabilized housing affordability, and modestly easing lending standards, to translate into improving housing demand throughout the year.”However, the strong U.S. dollar weighs on the trade deficit, which may slow some growth efforts. Despite possible shortfalls with the global economy and future limited interest rate hikes, Duncan feels positive the housing industry will begin to see gradual increases.”We continue to anticipate that the Fed will begin to hike short-term interest rates later this year, although weak global economic growth and geopolitical headwinds will likely limit the rise in long-term interest rates,” he said. “We expect total home sales to increase by approximately 6.0 percent for 2015, with total single-family mortgage production climbing to approximately $1.2 trillion. Total single-family mortgage debt outstanding should be relatively flat this year before picking up gradually in 2016 and 2017.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae Predicts Strong Economic Growth Will Boost Housing Recovery in 2015 Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Samantha Guzman is an award-winning visual journalist and graduate of the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism. She specializes in visual storytelling and has skills in video, audio and photography, in addition to news writing. She has traveled to Mexico and Bosnia as an assistant for multiple multimedia projects and taught news writing, photojournalism, and narrative storytelling in the past. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Economic Outlook Fannie Mae U.S. Economy 2015-02-26 Samantha Guzman Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgUS Navy(WASHINGTON) — Twenty-one U.S. Navy fighter jets will conduct a flyover in the “missing man formation” in honor of President George H.W. Bush Thursday.The flyover will take place over the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, where the late president will be buried in a private ceremony, Naval Air Forces Atlantic spokesperson Cmdr. David Hecht told ABC News.The missing man formation is an aerial salute performed for funerals and memorial events. A Twenty-one gun salute, a military honor typically reserved for future, former and current U.S. presidents, inspired the Navy to arrange 21 F-18 Hornets and Super Hornets for this flight.Bush turned 18 and joined the Navy — a few months after the attack on Pearl Harbor — becoming one of the youngest naval aviators. His plane was shot down in 1944 during an operation to attack Japanese installations in the Pacific, but he would complete 58 combat missions in total during his military career and receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, among other medals.“Being selected to participate in this memorial is one of the highest honors a Naval Aviator can receive,” Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic, said in a statement. “In addition to being our president, [Bush] was also one of our brothers, flying combat missions off aircraft carriers during World War II. His service to our Navy and nation merits a tribute of this magnitude.”The flyover will be led by Navy Capt. Kevin (call sign “Proton”) McLaughlin, commodore of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, Hecht said.The left front side of McLaughlin’s two-seater jet reads “President George H.W. Bush” and “41.” The words “Barbara First Lady” — after Bush’s late wife Barbara Bush — are just outside the second seat where the weapons officer would sit.The jets, which flew to Dallas this week, come from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Some of the jets are attached to Carrier Air Wing 8, which support the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, homeported in neighboring Norfolk, Virginia.The link between the late president and the aircraft carrier that bears his name was so strong that all of the previous commanding officers of the carrier have participated in the funeral ceremonies in Washington as honorary pallbearers.Bush attended the carrier’s commissioning in 2009 and delivered the keynote address. Over the years, he made additional visits with members of his family.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more