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Opening of Khashoggi murder trial in Istanbul presents a new chance for justice

first_img Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information As Saudis take over G20 presidency, they still hold 32 journalists, RSF says News Receive email alerts The start of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder trial in Istanbul has presented a new chance for justice for his October 2018 assassination. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) monitored the opening hearing, where eight witnesses gave testimony in the case against 20 Saudi nationals who have been indicted in connection with the journalist’s killing. The next hearing has been scheduled for 24 November. News RSF renews call for justice for Jamal Khashoggi with murder trial set to start in Istanbul December 3, 2019 Find out more RSF_en to go further July 1, 2020 Find out more TurkeySaudi ArabiaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation News July 3, 2020 Opening of Khashoggi murder trial in Istanbul presents a new chance for justice TurkeySaudi ArabiaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence News RSF’s Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu monitored the 3.5 hour hearing at Istanbul’s Çağlayan court on 3 July, during which Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz addressed the court and eight witnesses gave testimony. New details about the circumstances surrounding Khashoggi’s murder came to light, including testimony from consulate employees about what might have happened to his corpse. “It is an unusual situation when our only hope of justice lies with the Turkish courts, as many press freedom reforms are urgently needed within Turkey, but the opening of this trial is a positive step. We will continue to monitor proceedings closely and call for transparency and adherence to international due process standards,” said Önderoğlu.The 20 Saudi nationals who have been indicted on charges of inciting or carrying out Khashoggi’s murder were tried in absentia, represented by lawyers appointed by the Istanbul Bar Association. The court ruled that the arrest warrants against the suspects would remain open until the next hearing, and it would refresh its correspondence with Interpol about the red notices Turkey had taken out. The court also issued a warning to witnesses who had failed to appear, compelling them to attend the next hearing.UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary killings Agnès Callamard was in attendance, having called for the case to be tried in other jurisdictions – including Turkey – following the miscarriage of justice in the Saudi courts in December 2019. In contrast to the secret court process in Saudi Arabia, a handful of journalists were allowed into the hearing in Istanbul. No diplomatic monitors were present, despite calls from civil society groups for states to send representatives.RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire has called Khashoggi’s assassination “one of the most horrific crimes against a journalist we have ever seen.” RSF remains committed to the pursuit of justice for Jamal Khashoggi and the release of the 32 journalists unjustly jailed in the country.Turkey and Saudi Arabia are respectively ranked 154th and 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF took an unprecedented mission to Saudi Arabia to free jailed journalists July 10, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Ginnie Mae Announces Document Custody Policy Reform, Risk Management Enhancement

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Ginnie Mae Announces Document Custody Policy Reform, Risk Management Enhancement  Print This Post Ginnie Mae announced its plans on Thursday to thoroughly update program requirements and infrastructure in relation to loan documents that serve as collateral for securitized pools of loans.Ginnie Mae’s SVP of Issuer and Portfolio Management Michael Drayne said Ginnie Mae intends to engage issuers, document custodians, and other stakeholders in a dialogue about how to most effectively update the program requirements and infrastructure relating to pool collateral.“We plan to take a thoughtful approach and expect that this will be a multi-year effort,” Drayne said, noting that the government corporation will use four “guiding principles” as it undertakes a comprehensive review and reform of the policies and procedures relating to the management of pool collateral via third party document custodians.The government organization realized the need for reform after the financial crisis and the unprecedented level of Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSR) transfer requests in recent years, Drayne added.“Every one of the nine million loans in Ginnie Mae pools is secured by a collateral loan file,” Drayne said. “As our business has grown, and the ownership of so many of the underlying MSRs has changed hands since the financial crisis, it has become even more critical to ensure that our program for managing this documentation evolves to meet changing circumstances and take advantage of technological progress.”Ginnie Mae’s “Guiding Principles:”1) Policy: Current policies will be re-examined to consider whether they adequately reflect and mitigate actual risks and the current and foreseeable state of available technology.2) Integration: Document custody functions and information should be more closely integrated into Ginnie Mae’s systems.3) Loan Level: Information about the status of pool collateral should be managed at the loan level, not merely the pool level.4) Enforcement: The methods by which Ginnie Mae enforces compliance with its policies will be re-examined and harmonized with its broader practices for managing issuer relations. Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Housing Experienced a Supply and Demand ‘Conflict’ In May, Economist Says Next: Five Takeaways from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s Testimony Before Congress The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Document Custody Policies Ginnie Mae Risk Management Securitized Loans Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ginnie Mae Announces Document Custody Policy Reform, Risk Management Enhancement Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Xhevrije West in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Document Custody Policies Ginnie Mae Risk Management Securitized Loans 2015-06-18 Brian Honea Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 18, 2015 1,308 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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IT loses out to finance in Scotland

first_img Comments are closed. IT loses out to finance in ScotlandOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Scotland’s booming financial services sector is resulting in a widespreadshortage of IT professionals according to a leading Scottish recruitmentcompany.Edinburgh-based Melville Craig, whose turnover has grown from £2m to £50m in10 years, says that demand for staff to work in the Internet and e-commercesectors – particularly relating to the financial sector – is producing a skillsshortage. This is driving up wages for staff and leading to gaps being filledby foreign staff. The company foresees a crisis in the next couple of years if action is nottaken to fulfil the growing demand. Liz Donnelly, Melville Craig IT director, explained, “This is a skillsshortage which has become more apparent as projects which were put on holdwhile we were in the pre-millennium period are being pushed forward. The demandfor individuals with Internet development skills, particularly with computerlanguage, are now at a premium.”She added, “This is a global issue, but there are initiatives beingundertaken to try and ease these shortages, including in-house training forsoftware developers and an increase in the use of contract workers.”One possible solution has already been developed at Edinburgh’s NapierUniversity where a pilot financial and IT course – devised after consultationwith 10 financial services companies – has 24 students due to complete theirstudies in two years. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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University plans to replace matriculation with online registration

first_imgProfessor Matthew Leigh, former Dean of Degrees at St Anne’s—charged with managing the college’s involvement in the ceremony—praised the potential change.He told Cherwell: “This seems perfectly sensible if it means that we don’t have to make everyone sign their names, then chase those who aren’t there or forget to do so.“The ceremony is the thing that matters and that should continue. I still recall the inspiring words of the Vice-Chancellor when I matriculated in 1986. Remembering who came to tea yesterday can be harder.”If the change was made, it would affect the matriculation ceremony of freshers entering the university in 2018.Currently, students who miss the ceremony at the start of Michaelmas term of their first year are required to attend further ceremonies which take place at the end of each Michaelmas and the end of each Hilary and Trinity terms.Senior academics yesterday made clear they were “keen” to hear student views on the plans.The move online could overturn an almost 800-year-old history of registering students as members of the University through matriculation—deriving its origin from the Latin word matricula.The tradition is believed to date back to the early thirteenth century, when the first known statute made it compulsory for students to matriculate under a regent master.However, the ceremony has not always been taken seriously by its attendees. Last year, Trinity freshers were asked to make a charitable donation of £10 after drunkenly chanting pop songs during their matriculation ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre.Modernising changes to the University’s historic traditions are unusual. In 2015, students voted in favour of continuing to wear subfusc during examinations, in a vote organised by OUSU.It followed a student campaign to abolish the “archaic” formal dress, which is also worn during matriculation.September 2017’s ceremony will be unaffected by the plans. University administrative officials have drawn up plans to make changes to Oxford’s historic matriculation process, Cherwell can exclusively reveal.The ceremony, which has remained unchanged for hundreds of years, is the point at which students formally register as members of the University of Oxford.But changes, soon to be debated at the University’s governing body, would mean that formal entrance to the University happened through online registration rather than at a ceremony in Latin at the Sheldonian Theatre.Speaking to Cherwell, Jackie Hoyle, the University’s Director of Student Registry, said: “Students are currently formally matriculated to the University at a ceremony which has included the administrative element of logging a student’s details.“Yet since 2007, each student’s college has already confirmed details of incoming students using the online registration system. The University will now decide whether to adopt a proposal to separate the administrative function of a student’s matriculation from the ceremonial aspect, thereby avoiding this duplication.“The traditional matriculation ceremony would be retained as a way of formally celebrating the enrolment of a student at Oxford University.”The changes will need to be passed at Congregation—the ‘parliament’ that governs Oxford’s statute regulations. It includes 4,500 staff members, and meets six times per term.Yet the proposed move has been greeted with some hostility by staff members, Cherwell has learned. University sources suggest that the response has been mixed, but that “disapproving voices are much louder”.Congregation members have described the proposed changes as “unlikely” to be passed. Elsewhere, senior college figures have suggested that the measure targets international graduate students, students who are ill on the morning of the ceremony or those who forget to attend.last_img read more

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Link To Food Inspection Reports Of 7-28-16

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Governor Wolf Announces New Funding for Agriculture, Business Development Projects

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces New Funding for Agriculture, Business Development Projects Economy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of four projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority that will spur economic development, create jobs, and support Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry.“As we look toward the future after we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we make smart, strategic investments that will help stabilize our economy and support Pennsylvania’s agriculture and business communities,” said Gov. Wolf. “The funding awarded today will lay the groundwork for that future. Our investments today will provide for a more secure tomorrow.”The approved projects, which were recommended by CFA at Thursday’s board meeting, are as follows:First Industries FundJacob and Lindsay Light, through the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation, were approved for a $400,000 First Industries loan to construct two 31,500-square-foot broiler houses. The project site is located in Bethel Township, Lebanon County. The total project cost is $1.25 million.Jeffery and Fawn Bomgardner, through the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation, were approved for a $400,000 First Industries loan to construct two 31,500-square-foot broiler houses. The project site is located in North Annville Township, Lebanon County. The total project cost is $1.25 million.Reu-Hel Farms, Inc., through Greater Berks Development Fund, was approved for a $400,000 First Industries loan to construct three developer duck houses totaling 61,800 square feet. The project site is located in Centre Township, Berks County. The total project cost is $1.97 million.Business in Our SitesSR424, LLC, through the Greater Hazleton Community Area New Development Org, Inc, was approved for a $4 million Business in Our Sites grant and a $6 million Business in Our Sites loan to complete phase one of the Crossroads Point Business Park in Hazle Township, Luzerne County. The site consists of 693 useable acres of mine-scarred land being developed by Merical Commercial Real Estate Services. Phase one will develop the first 197 acres that, once completed, will include six buildings with 1,272,500 square feet of Class A flex/industrial space. The project will create 522 jobs and will include a total private investment of $50.9 million. Business in Our Sites funds will be used for infrastructure and engineering costs. The total project cost is $14,061,064.More information about the Commonwealth Financing Authority can be found on the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website. To stay up-to-date on all Pennsylvania economic development news, follow DCED on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and be sure to sign up for the department’s monthly e-newsletter.center_img May 15, 2020last_img read more

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Girls Area Basketball Scores (3-5)

first_imgGirls Area Basketball ScoresThursday  (3-5)The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs moved to 10-5 on the season winning a hard-fought game at Brookville 28-25.  The Bulldogs fell behind early but battled back in the second half to take home the victory.  Aly Peters led all scorers with 10 points; followed by Eden Williams; Sophie Gesell; Dottie Turner 4 points each; and Veronica King; Annie Negovetich; Lydia Haskamp with 2 points apiece.    The Bulldogs start tournament play Monday night at Greendale at 5:30 pm.  Good Luck Lady’s’!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs fell to Franklin County, 31-18. Bulldogs gave effort on the floor and the defensive intensity picked up in the second half, but the Bulldogs came out to a slow start and had a hard time knocking down shots. Next up we have the first round of the tournament on Monday at Greendale. Good luck Lady Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Amber Erhart.  The St. Louis 5th Grade Lady Cardinals completed an undefeated season with a 44-2 victory over St. Nicholas. All nine Lady Cardinals scored in their final game of the year led by Ella King with 14 points and Mimi Smith with 10. I want to say how proud I am of every single girl on the team. All I ever asked of them was to play hard and to play for each other and they went out and did this every single game. I want to thank Mike Burkhart and Principal Moeller for giving me the opportunity to coach this extremely talented group of young ladies. I also want to thank the parents for bringing the girls to all the practices and traveling for the games. I look forward to next year and the bright future these young ladies have. Thank you!   Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Brent Young.The 6th grade Lady Cardinals faced off against the St. Nicholas Saints for their final game of the season. The Cardinals fought hard but came up short, losing 15-10. That brought their final record to 7-7. Cora Roth led in scoring with a career-high of 8 points. Rachel Suttmann added 2 points. The Cardinals worked hard all season and showed great improvement. Great Job Girls!   Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Basketball beat Benjamin Rush Middle School 32-28 to wrap up a perfect regular season at 16-0.North Decatur finished the regular season tonight on the road versus non-conference opponent Rushville. The Chargers again found a way to win. Tough nose defense and free-throw shooting (13) were keys to success. Madi Allen led the way with 10 points. Ally Whitaker followed with 7. Kelsey Haley had 6. Kacie Barker with 5 and Clare Kinker added 4. The Chargers will compete in the Mid-Hoosier Conference tournament Saturday morning at Waldron high school.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Eric Whitaker.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Basketball falls to Benjamin Rush Middle School 53-33. ND Scoring. Kunz 25 pts, Ogden 6 pts, and Motz 2 pts.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.The 7th Grade JCD Lady Eagles defeated Milan 30-12 in the first round of the ORVC Tourney.  Scoring for the lady who were Kelsey Borgman 11, Bailey Groth 8, Ashlynn Moorman 7, Hailey Kunz 4.   The 8th Grade Lady Eagles defeated Milan 35-22 in the first round of the ORVC Tourney. Scoring for the lady Eagles were Reagan Hughes 12, Julia Meyer 9, Kinsey Rohls 6, Reese Obendorf 4, Emma Wagner 2, Brooklyn Simon 2.Courtesy of Eagles scorekeeper Brandy Meyer.last_img read more

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Kenwyne Jones recalled to T&T squad for World Cup qualifiers

first_imgEXPERIENCED striker Kenwyne Jones has been recalled to the Trinidad and Tobago national squad ahead of the country’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Panama later this month.The twin island republic under new coach Dennis Lawrence will attempt to revive a flagging campaign, which began with back-to-back losses to Costa Rica and Honduras.The 32-year-old Jones was dropped from the national squad under the team’s previous coach Tom Saintfiet. Jones will be one of 26 players called by Lawrence who registered his first win as coach in a 2-0 win over Barbados last week. The squad includes 13 home-based players and 13 overseas-based players.“I think the local-based players have responded very well to what we asked of them. We prepared them physically, mentally and tactically we tried as best as possible.We had to try and incorporate the players from abroad so we had to select based on the positions that were needed and required for what I want to do. In the end we put together a group that will give us the best possible chance of getting the result against Panama,” Lawrence said of the unit.T&T squad:Marvin Phillip, Jan Michael Williams, Glenroy Samuel (goalkeepers); Radanfah Abu Bakr, Aubrey David, Curtis Gonzales, Sheldon Bateau, Daneil Cyrus, Mekeil Williams, Tristan Hodge, Carlos Edwards, Alvin Jones (defenders); Andre Boucaud, Joevin Jones, Khaleem Hyland, Kevan George, Hughtun Hector, Hashim Arcia, Kevin Molino, Leston Paul, Levi Garcia, Cordell Cato, Nathan Lewis (midfielders); Kenwyne Jones, Willis Plaza, Jamille Boatswain. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees apologies over ‘knees bent’ outburst

first_img(BBC) – New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees says “it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused” following his opposition to NFL kneeling protests.Brees was criticised, including by team-mate Malcolm Jenkins, for saying such protests would be “disrespecting the flag” of the United States.Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the US national anthem in 2016 to highlight racial injustice.Brees said his comments lacked “awareness, compassion or empathy”.It comes in the wake of global protests held following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while being restrained by a white police officer in Minneapolis on 25 May.Many athletes have also supported Kaepernick, who was frozen out of the league after his protest and has been unemployed since being released by the San Francisco 49ers in 2017.“I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country,” said Brees in an apology on Instagram.“Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.”Brees said he wanted to apologise to his “friends, team-mates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt”.“I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability,” he added.“I recognise that I should do less talking and more listening… and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.”Jenkins, who posted his emotional response on social media, returned for a second spell at New Orleans Saints this yearIn response to comments made by Brees on Wednesday in an interview with Yahoo, Saints safety Jenkins said his team-mate was “part of the problem”.“Drew, unfortunately you’re somebody that doesn’t understand their privilege,” said 32-year-old Jenkins in an emotional video on social meda.“You don’t understand the potential you have to actually be an advocate for the people that you call brothers.“You don’t understand the history and why people like me – people with my skin colour – whose grandfathers fought for this country… I still protested – not against the national anthem – but against what was happening in America and what the fabric of this country stands for.”Jenkins added: “While the world tells you that you’re not worthy, that your life doesn’t matter, the last place you want to hear it from are the guys that you go to war with, that you consider to be allies and to be your friends.“Even though we’re team-mates, I can’t let this slide.“Drew Brees, if you don’t understand how hurtful, how insensitive your comments are you are part of the problem.“The whole country is on fire and the first thing that you do is to criticise one’s peaceful protest. That was years ago when we were trying to signal a sign for help, to signal for our allies, our white brothers and sisters, the people we consider to be friends to get involved. It was ignored.”last_img read more

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Freshman Naseem Smith wins 60-meter hurdle in track season debut

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The indoor track season kicked off on Saturday at Cornell Greg Page Relays in Ithaca. In his debut collegiate track meet, freshman Naseem Smith placed first in the men’s 60-meter hurdles after clocking in at 8.14 seconds. Smith was trailed by Jamil Adams (8.32), who finished in second place.In addition for the men’s team, the Orange finished the 4×800-meter relay in 8:13.95 minutes, placing second behind Cornell. The relay team consisted of Chase Balick, Ryan Jermyn, James Proctor and Connor Preston. Balick also raced in the 500-meter, in which he timed a 1:10.60 and earned himself eighth place, while Austin Rucker (1:08.34) placed ahead at third.The Orange women’s team saw more triumph in Ithaca, with two freshmen attaining first place. Shaleah Colaire (8.54) won the 60-meter hurdles and Dennisha Page (7.50) for the 60-meter dash. Senior Aviana Goode (8.74) lagged behind Colaire and placed third in the 60-meter hurdles, while Aja Davis (7.56), a fellow freshman, placed second right behind Page in the 60-meter dash. Sarah Eddy (1:21.79) also showed a strong performance by placing third in the 500-meter race for the Orange, and for long distance, Kate Kemnitz (10:31.81) placed second in 3000-meter dash. Splitting their roster in two, the Orange also ran in the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener at Boston University. SU ran long distance races, but didn’t perform as well as it did in Ithaca, with Jordan Jacob (16:28.27) placing 24th in the women’s 5000-meter and Alex Comerford (14:25) placing seventh in the third section out of five for the men’s section of the 5000-meter race.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth teams will not participate in any events for over a month, but will be back at Ithaca for the Southern Tier Collegiate Open on Jan. 11. Comments Published on December 7, 2019 at 11:27 pm Contact Christopher: [email protected] | @chrisscargslast_img read more

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