first_img Help by sharing this information LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence News Receive email alerts February 23, 2021 Find out more to go further News Issued yesterday by the general broadcasting authority of the interim Libyan government that is based in the east of the county and is controlled by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the order accuses the 11 TV channels of “justifying terrorism” and “threatening social peace.”The TV channels named in the order are Libya al Ahrar TV, Panorama TV, Attanasoh TV, Salam TV, Al Wassat Radio and Television, the Arraed Group, Annabaa TV, Febrayer TV,  Al Watan TV, Libyan National Television and Arrasmia TV.“The Libyan media are embroiled in an unprecedented crisis and several have found themselves enlisted willy-nilly into belligerent factions,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “As well as using the media as propaganda tools, the Libyan conflict’s political and military actors are turning into news censors. This latest violation of the public’s right to news and information is just aggravating the national crisis. We call for these bans to be lifted.”Libya is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Follow the news on Libya July 17, 2019 LIBYA : eleven TV channels banned in eastern Libya Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the interim government based in Tobruk, in eastern Libya, to explain the order it has issued to municipal governments not to cooperate with 11 TV channels. This ban must be lifted in order to respect the public’s right to information, RSF said. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence June 24, 2020 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom RSF_en News News Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Previous articleLISTEN: Camogie manager “looking forward to having a crack off Galway on Sunday”Next articlePeople’s Museum all set for summer opening date Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Séighin Ó’Cheallaigh, and Malachy McCreesh, Sinn Féin. Photo: Cian ReinhardtTHE waiting time for driving tests in Limerick is “completely unacceptable”.That’s the view of Sinn Féin councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, who was responding to figures obtained by his party this week which show the target is not being met in up to half of the State’s test centres.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The average waiting time in Limerick is 12 weeks.“This does not include the figure of 1,084 who are awaiting a scheduled test date for a test,” the City East representative said.“The RSA (Road Safety Authority) say they aim to have a national average waiting time for a driving test of no longer than 10 weeks. The longest number of weeks people in Limerick waiting for a driving test is 20 weeks, nearly half a year to do a driving test.”According to Ó Ceallaigh, the main factor causing this is the shortage of testers to deal with the demand.“A significant number of testers have retired in recent years. This is foreseeable, and I do not accept that new testers could not have been recruited to ensure that these retirements did not affect the service.“The recruitment process has been slow and is simply not good enough. The Minister needs to support the RSA in recruiting significant numbers of new testers to cope with demand.“This situation has been ongoing for a long time and it is completely unacceptable that this hasn’t been resolved to date.“People in County Limerick, and even in parts of the city are completely reliant on driving to get to work or education. Public transport is simply not an option for many people with either a shortage of services, or no service at all within walking distance.“Many commuters would have to take two buses and walk to their place of employment or education, and often the times don’t suit their need. It very important that these waiting times be resolved, in order to facilitate those who are ready to take their test and are reliant on driving to go about their daily business,” he concluded. Emailcenter_img NewsPoliticsWaiting times for driving tests in Limerick ‘completely unacceptable’By Alan Jacques – March 8, 2019 992 Print Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img  Print This Post 99Santa Ana, CA56.36$289,561$501,400$33,144874%58% Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Regions With the Most Overleveraged Mortgagers March 24, 2021 1,343 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 99Lahaina, HI58.98$390,616$684,500$42,356922%57% 99Ewa Beach, HI62.25$378,795$561,600$40,636932%67% 99McKees Rocks, PA62.15$114,874$56,500$35,280326%203% Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The past year—a pandemic plagued one—has proved an interesting time to attempt any major life change, and that includes purchasing a home. Many on-the-fence renters or homeowners looking for more space were prompted by low interest rates to pull the trigger. There’s a solid chance that any recent homebuyer paid more than the asking price, due to supply shortages and increased competition.Those who didn’t take all of the prudent measures—including taking the time to boost credit in order to lock in the best possible rates, something the experts at WalletHub, which just conducted a study on overleveraged mortgagers, have suggested—might be facing a hint or even a significant sense of buyer’s remorse.In its report, WalletHub decided which cities are home to the most overleveraged mortgage debtors by comparing the median mortgage balances against the median income and median home value in more than 2,500 cities.Source: WalletHubWillis, TX tops WalletHub’s list with a 168% mortgage debt-to-house value ratio and 555% mortgage debt-to-income ratio, which led to a high “WalletHub Home Overleverage Score” of 66.57.Right behind Willis is Dumfries, Virginia, followed by Bell Gardens, California, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and, rounding out the top five, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. 99Willis, TX66.57$141,804$84,500$25,570555%168% 99Kahului, HI61.37$374,859$619,000$39,691944%61% Previous: Prospective Homeowners Face Increasing Changes, Challenges Next: Ginnie Mae Enhances MBS Data Disclosure in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News 2021-03-24 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 99Santa Maria, CA54.5$252,636$348,700$32,329781%72% Related Articles Regions With the Most Overleveraged Mortgagers 99Dumfries, VA66.49$280,392$213,300$39,079718%131% About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 99Watsonville, CA54.28$283,823$477,200$34,002835%59% Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Experts warn about getting caught up in today’s low-rate-infused buying frenzy.”Buying a home is a huge financial commitment for most families. Mortgage interest rates are still historically low, making mortgage payments financially feasible for many households,” said Jonathan Halket, Real Estate Fellow at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. “However, these historically low rates have been priced into many housing markets already—house prices are high. Furthermore, inventory is low, so depending on the market, there may be few choices within your budget. Paying top dollar to commit yourself to a house that is not the one you want to live in just to access a cheap mortgage is probably not a good idea.”Halket has some recommendations for the overcommitted, such as reducing expenses or refinancing, but for someone who just taken on too large a mortgage and will likely never be able to comfortably afford to make the payments, he says, “downsizing as gracefully as possible is probably your best bet. This can be hard to swallow but doing it sooner before you are in deeper financial difficulty, can be key.”While they all concur it’s more difficult to do in advance than in hindsight, experts say there are ways to tell if the homes in a particular market are overpriced.For many of the larger metropolitan areas, the Case-Shiller indexes provide a time trend of housing prices and are available for free on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ FRED economic data repository (DS News also regularly reports the Case-Shiller HPI results), shared finance professor Brian Payne.He says another source of information involves local housing market affordability indexes, which measure housing costs relative to income for local areas. One example is the “Housing Affordability” resource at the University of Nebraska at Omaha website.Halket also suggests taking a look at rents in the market in question. He says, “If you can rent a comparable property for less than the mortgage payment plus the property tax, then it might be overpriced.”More insights on the topic from several experts is available on WalletHub.com. Percentile Rank*CityWalletHub Home Overleverage Score**Median Mortgage DebtMedian House ValueMedian IncomeMortgage Debt-to-Income RatioMortgage Debt-to-House Value Ratio 99Bell Gardens, CA62.57$260,390$415,200$27,257955%63% Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more