US – Trump should condemn video depicting violence against journalists

first_img News October 15, 2019 US – Trump should condemn video depicting violence against journalists United StatesAmericas MANDEL NGAN / AFP News Receive email alerts News RSF_en The White House Correspondents’ Association, CNN, and a number of journalists and political figures have condemned the video since it first surfaced. While the White House press secretary says Trump “strongly condemns” the video, the president has yet to make any statement on the subject. The otherwise widespread outrage over its violent imagery comes in the context of a nation that was shocked just more than a year ago when a private individual with a long-standing grudge against the Capital Gazette newspaper entered the Maryland newsroom in June 2018 with a shotgun, taking the lives of four journalists and one other employee. Since then, federal authorities have arrested multiple individuals who have attempted or been preparing for acts of violence against newsrooms in the United States. June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on United States News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more “We at RSF are horrified by this video, which is a clear attempt to chill journalism in the United States,” said Dokhi Fassihian, Executive Director of RSF USA. “This video is a direct threat to the safety of journalists. President Trump should denounce it immediately. RSF encourages members of both political parties and all 2020 presidential candidates to denounce this attack on the press as well. This intimidation of the media is the sort of thing we see under authoritarian regimes. It has no place in America.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces a video shown at a Trump resort last week that portrayed a fictitious President Donald Trump committing acts of extreme violence against news organizations and political rivals. President Trump must personally condemn this horrific video immediately. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information A video depicting a fictitious Donald Trump committing a series of violent acts against the news media and his political opponents at the “Church of Fake News,” was shown during a three-day conference held by the president’s supporters at the Trump National Doral Miami last week, The New York Times reported on October 13. In the video, a man with Trump’s head superimposed on his body is shown moving through a church shooting, stabbing and lighting on fire parishioners whose faces were replaced with the logos of news organizations that include PBS, NPR, Politico, The Washington Post, NBC and Vice News, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, as well as political figures Trump reviles. It harkens back to a similar video that surfaced on social media in 2017 depicting Trump body slamming a man with the CNN logo superimposed on his head. The United States is ranked 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after dropping three places in the last year. United StatesAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saylast_img read more

Where Underwater Homes are Concentrated

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Equity Home Prices loans The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 6, 2020 1,664 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Where Underwater Homes are Concentrated  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Home / Daily Dose / Where Underwater Homes are Concentrated Previous: How Fannie and Freddie Work to Prevent Foreclosures Next: How Americans Feel About Mortgage Debt Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Equity Home Prices loans 2020-02-06 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago According to a new report, 14.5 million residential properties in the United States were considered equity-rich as of Q4 2019. The ATTOM Data Solutions Home Equity & Underwater Report reveals that around 26.7% of U.S. mortgaged homes hold loans that are 50% or less of their estimated market value, but a high volume of seriously underwater homes were concentrated in the South and Midwest.Louisiana topped ATTOM’s list of seriously underwater homes with 16.8% seriously underwater, followed by Mississippi (16.0%, West Virginia (13.9%), Iowa (13.5%) and Arkansas (12.9%). Similarly, states with the lowest percentage of equity-rich properties were Louisiana (13.6% equity-rich), Oklahoma (14.9%), Illinois (15.3%), Arkansas (16.3%) and Alabama (16.5%).On a zip code level, out of the 8,262 U.S. zip codes with at least 2,000 properties with mortgages in the fourth quarter, 149 zip codes were at least a quarter of all properties with a mortgage were seriously underwater. The largest number of those zip codes were in the Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Rockford, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan statistical areas.“Homeownership continued boosting household balance sheets across the United States in the fourth quarter of 2019, as people paying off mortgages were much more likely to be in equity-rich territory than seriously underwater. That marked yet another sign of how much the country has benefited from an eight-year housing-market boom,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer with ATTOM Data Solutions. “Some big gaps in equity levels persist between regions and market segments. But as home values keep climbing, financial resources keep building for homeowners, which provides them with leverage to make home repairs, help their children through college or take on other major expenses.”The most equity-rich states were California (42.8% equity-rich), Vermont (39.2%), Hawaii (38.8%), Washington (35.4%) and New York (35.1%).According to First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi, the high amounts of tappable equity nationwide could be key to preventing recession, providing a cushion to “withstand potential price declines.”“Today, it’s reasonable to expect homeowners to stay where they are if the economy wavered and wait until they feel more financially confident to move, or tap into home equity for recurring expenses, or sell and pay off their mortgages if necessary,” Kushi said.Though equity levels are high, ATTOM also notes that over half of all properties were equity-rich in 451 zip codes. Among 8,262 U.S. zip codes with at least 2,000 properties with mortgages in the fourth quarter of 2019, there were 451 zip codes where at least half of all properties with a mortgage were equity rich. The top 25 were all in California, with most in the San Francisco Bay area. They were led by zip codes 94116 in San Francisco (82.6% equity-rich), 94040 in Mountain View (81.7%), 94122 in San Francisco (80.6%), 94112 in San Francisco (80.1%) and 94087 in Sunnyvale (79.5%). Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Newslast_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Come From Away on B’way

first_img from $49.00 Related Shows View Comments Come From Awaycenter_img Tickets are now available for the much-anticipated Come From Away, which will begin performances on February 18, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night for the new musical, which follows a group of travelers stranded on 9/11, is scheduled for March 12.With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away will be directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine. In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.The cast will include Chad Kimball, Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley, Josh Breckenridge, Susan Dunstan, Tamika Lawrence and Tony LePage.After acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre, the new tuner will now head to Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (November 15 through January 8). The Broadway company is also set to play Toronto. ‘Come From Away'(Photo: Mathew Murphy)last_img read more