“¡Basta de Sangre!” – “No + sangre” Campaign

first_imgNews 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas RSF_en At the initiative of the famous cartoonist Eduardo del Río (Rius), Mexico’s best cartoonists have launched the “¡Basta de Sangre!? – “No + sangre” campaign to oppose the appalling loss of life in the federal government’s offensive against drug-trafficking. More than 30,000 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderón launched this offensive in 2006. Relayed by major Mexican newspapers such as La Jornada, Reforma and Milenio, the campaign deserves all the publicity it can get. Cartoonists such as Rafael “El Fisgón” Barajas, Antonio Helguera, José Hernández, Helio Flores, Rafael “Rapé” Pineda and Alejandro Magallanes are donating cartoons to the campaign – and to the public – that can be reproduced free of charge. Reporters Without Borders is supporting this initiative by posting a portfolio of the cartoons on its website. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reports to go further May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more News News MexicoAmericas February 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “¡Basta de Sangre!” – “No + sangre” Campaignlast_img read more

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Children going back to school homeless

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter TAGSAlan Jacqueseducationhomelessness Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Print Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge According to Focus Ireland Limerick manager Ger Spillane, the figures for the city are especially stark THE rise in rents in the city and county as seen in the recent Daft.ie report coupled with a shortage of housing is a major concern for Focus Ireland, with Limerick children severely impacted.According to Focus Ireland Limerick manager Ger Spillane, the figures for the city are especially starkwith a one-bed apartment now renting at €678 per month — a near 14 per cent rise in 12 months. Available one-bed apartments in the county area have also risen remarkably, at 8.8 per cent year-on-year or up to €478 per month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Focus Ireland warned that the nearly 3,000 children who are homeless nationally are becoming the invisible victims of the rental crisis as many have been forced into homelessness due to rising rents or through buy-to-let properties being repossessed.The charity said the situation is bleak for 1,800 schoolchildren who are homeless as they prepare to return to school while living in emergency accommodation.“Up to 1,800 children are preparing to return to primary or secondary school and many are from families forced into homelessness by the rental crisis. This situation is really impacting on them as children and on their education. It is fundamentally wrong this is being allowed to happen,” Mr Spillane commented.Focus Ireland believe the Government review of Rebuilding Ireland must include immediate action to ease the rental crisis and to get more vacant homes back into the housing stock.“Our frontline staff here in Limerick are still dealing with people who have become homeless from the rental sector as rents have been hiked up and they can’t afford them. There needs to a much wider range of Government actions taken to protect tenants and keep them in their homes,” he insists.The latest Daft report shows that rents are at an all-time high, while the number of homes available to rent remains at the lowest level on record. Mr Spillane said the situation will not greatly improve without an increase in the number of rental properties available on the market.Read more news stories in the Limerick Post News section. Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Previous articleLimerick winners at Pure M AwardsNext articleCouncillors urged to review Limerick greenway Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCommunityPoliticsChildren going back to school homelessBy Alan Jacques – August 31, 2017 1304 Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedlast_img read more

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FOMC Convenes: What Could Happen to Mortgage Rates

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago FOMC Interest rates Mortgage Rates 2017-06-13 Staff Writer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FOMC Convenes: What Could Happen to Mortgage Rates Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 13, 2017 2,030 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FOMC Convenes: What Could Happen to Mortgage Rates Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Tagged with: FOMC Interest rates Mortgage Rates Previous: A Look at What Experts Are Saying About Regulation Next: U.S. v. Shapiro: When is a Lie OK?  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer On Wednesday the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is set to finish its June meeting, and it is widely expected that they will raise interest rates in order to stabilize the economy, despite inflation holding at around 2 percent. In May, when they last met, members of the board chose to keep interest rates at their current level. The Economist is predicting that the Fed will raise the benchmark interest rate a quarter of a percentage point, and is also reporting that FedWatch, a monetary policy forecast estimation tool, is putting the probability of an increase at 91 percent. While unemployment numbers are the lowest its been since early 2000s—4.3 percent—there are other factors that The Economist says point to a hike in rates. Wage growth has slowed, even though it should be rising with low unemployment numbers. In that regard, inflation should be going up as well, but it is not. If the Fed decides to raise interest rates, what does that mean for the housing market and mortgage rates? Mark Fleming, Chief Economist, at First American believes nothing will happen. “The truth is,” he writes, “changes to short-term interest rates, like the Federal Funds rate, tend to have very little influence on mortgage rates. That’s because mortgage rates, particularly the very popular 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, are benchmarked to the 10-year Treasury bond.” For something as small as a quarter of a percentage point, he estimates the yield curve will flatten rather than spike. There are some that see a possibility that FOMC will keep interest levels at their current level. Bryan Rich, CEO of Logic Fund Management and staff writer at Forbes, thinks oil prices, which are hovering above $50 a barrel, and show no sign of dropping below that, will be a contributing factor to the Fed’s decision. Combined with falling yields, Rich sees a recipe for a big surprise when Janet Yellen holds her press conference and reveals the FOMC’s decision. Subscribelast_img read more

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