September 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Soldiers shut down newspapers News to go further News Receive email alerts MyanmarAsia – Pacific MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information May 31, 2021 Find out more US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Follow the news on Myanmar News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA) today condemned new attempts by Burma’s military rulers to exert pressure on the Burmese media.A local source said the regime today ordered the closure of several privately-owned newspapers that refused to print government propaganda. A few days ago, military censors threatened reprisals against papers that refused to obey government orders.Reporters Without Borders and the BMA also called on Japan to impose sanctions on the regime after the death of cameraman Kenji Nagai, of the Japanese photo and video agency APF News. Pictures put out by Reuters news agency very clearly show him being shot by a soldier even though he was easily identifiable as a journalist because of his camera. The two organisations welcomed the creation in Burma on 24 September of a group of journalists, lawyers, doctors and former military officers to document the current atrocities by the regime’s security forces and take the evidence before international courts so those responsible can be punished. May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Organisation May 12, 2021 Find out more
January 22, 2020 1,650 Views Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: default Foreclosure loans Southern states including Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas held some of the largest volumes of non-current loans in the country. As of December 2019, Mississippi holds the highest volume at 9.99%, though this is a month-over-month decline from November’s 10.44%, and a 0.93% decline year-over-year, according to Black Knight’s First Look at December 2019 data.All top five states in non-current percentages have seen marked declines over the year, with the biggest decline in Louisiana, where the non-current percentage fell by 6.81% from December 2018.The lowest non-current percentages, meanwhile, remain concentrated on and around the East Coast, with Colorado still holding the lowest rate at 1.74%, down from November’s rate of 1.81%. Behind Colorado falls Washington (1.77%), Oregon (1.84%), Idaho (1.91%), and California (2.01%).As non-current loans have fallen across the country, default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions as foreclosure filings fell too. According to the Year-End 2019 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report from ATTOM Data Solutions, foreclosure actions were down 21% from 2018 and down 83% from a peak of nearly 2.9 million in 2010.Repossessions dropped as well in 2019, down 37% from 2018 to 143,955 total properties.“The continued decline in distressed properties is one of many signs pointing to a much-improved housing market compared to the bad old days of the Great Recession,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer for ATTOM Data Solutions. “That said, there is some reason for concern about the potential for a change in the wrong direction, given that residential foreclosure starts increased in about a third of the nation’s metro housing markets in 2019. Nationally, the number also ticked up a bit in December. While that’s not a major worry, it’s something that should be watched closely in 2020.”Black Knight also noted that repayment activity ticked upward at the end of 2019, indicating a “flattening effect on refinance activity.” After falling by 19% in November, prepayment rates increased in December, and Black Knight suggests that the recent leveling off of interest rates has had a flattening effect, but prepayments are still up 126% from this time last year.Black Knight will release its complete December 2019 Mortgage Monitor report on on Monday, February 3. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Southern States Dominating Non-Current Loan Volumes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago default Foreclosure loans 2020-01-22 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Empire State Tax Changes Pose Difficulties for Residential Investors Next: Radian Announces Sale of Clayton Services to Covius in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Southern States Dominating Non-Current Loan Volumes
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CNC Temporary Assistant Chief Constable (T/ACC) Duncan Worsell has received an MBE from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales during an investiture at Buckingham Palace.The award was in recognition for T/ACC Worsell’s services to policing.Duncan has worked for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) for over 25 years. For the last five years he has been responsible for a complex operational division containing over 800 police officers and staff, based at high profile sites such as Sellafield and Dounraey, as well as four EDF nuclear power station sites.Speaking after the investiture Duncan said: “I am delighted and very proud to have received this award. It is an enormous privilege to be one of the leaders of the CNC. I have the pleasure of working with some fantastic people, and this award is also recognition for the hard work they display on a daily basis.”Duncan’s entire career has been spent in public service. He began his working life at 17 and prior to joining the CNC served with the Royal Navy.
Fletchers Group of Bakeries has appointed a new marketing manager to help drive the growth of Kara, its foodservice brand.Chara Pantazi, former brand executive at Whyte & Mackay, will be responsible for marketing the Kara product range to wholesale and foodservice markets across the UK, following a successful tenure at the Scotch whisky company. Foodservice is Fletchers Group of Bakeries’ fastest-growing market sector, with sales growth exceeding more than 40% in the past three years.OpportunityPantazi said: “This is a great opportunity for me to join a fast-growing brand and a market leader in the foodservice sector. Working for Fletchers on the Kara brand offers a great chance to really drive the next stage in the development of this brand and to capitalise on what is already a very strong market position for the company. I will initially be working to promote exciting new product ranges and securing market presence in identified target areas.”Pantazi graduated from The University of Glasgow with an MSc in International Business & Entrepreneurship in 2011. Fletchers Group of Bakeries is headquartered in Sheffield and has its Kara base in Manchester and a further unit for its Grain D’Or facility in London.
When moe. and Yonder Mountain String Band decided to team up for a special three show run, the bands could not have picked a more perfect venue for their traveling circus than Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. The unique concert site is a colorful circus tent erected at the bottom of a ski slope, welcome the two groups’ fans with style. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, area residents and fans from across the country to dance the night away to a fun fusion of bluegrass and jam.In the middle of their busiest run of the year, moe. came in with a full head off steam from a series of well received shows across the Midwest. With a set list that showcased the band’s diversity, moe. once again showed why they are one of the most reliably entertaining bands on the scene. You can never be sure what kind of show you’ll get, but you can rest assured you will leave fully entertained.Guitarist Chuck Garvey had a wonderful evening, with some stellar glass slide work on a dark and bluesy “White Lightning Turpentine” and a rousing vocal lead on fan favorite “Bullet.” Six string slinger Al Schnier was all over the place musically, with rocking takes on the best/worst birthday song ever, “Mexico,” and wicked solos and some spider monkey like stage climbing antics to fire up the crowd.Bassist Rob Derhak served as a sonic and visual center to the evenings fun and games. Grinning his mile wide grin he held down the bit time end admirably, funkily slapping his bass with precision and force in perfect balance. His ability to explore is granted by his excellent rhythm section partners, percussionist Jim Loughlin and drummer Vinnie Amico.With his impressive mallet work on the marimba and xylophone allowing him to be a more melodic force, Amico shouldered the responsibility of holding down the pocket. Though he was tasked with the sacred task if keeping the beat alive, Amico still found time to provide copious fills and flourishes throughout the night. A trancey-dancey “Yodelittle” showed the band at its best, with everyone taking a moment to make the song their own before passing the lead baton.With a double bill of bands that have a history of collaborations it was no surprise when the two newest members of Yonder, Allie Kral and Jake Jolliff were brought out for a wild and looping take on “32 Things.” Jolliff showed the picking skills that made him a welcome addition to Yonder, while Kral continued her never ending game of musical cat and mouse with her friend Schnier.After playing an entire Pink Floyd set a few weeks ago, moe. has been peppering choice Floyd covers to their sets, and brought the house down with their choice of encore, “Have A Cigar.” While Garvey showed an impeccable ability to mimic David Gilmour, Schnier had a bit of fun with the lyrics, changing the famous question posed in the tube to ask “Which ones moe.?”After two hours of blowing minds and entertains the crowd of all ages those in attendance might now have known which one was moe., but there were a fully aware of what the band was capable of, and sorely sad when the lights came up.Starting the evening off with a bang, Yonder Mountain String Band have become favorites of the area fans, having played packed shows under the Big Top in the past. Greeted by resounding cheers from the already-full house, Yonder brought the audience to their feet with crackling renditions of some of their newest tunes alongside cherished classics.Banjo plucker Dave Johnston led the band through a loose, funky version of recent release title song “Black Sheep.” Not to be outdone bassist Ben Kaufmann brought a vital energy to his rendition of “Criminal,” emoting through his vocals with a the passion he could muster.As always, guitarist Adam Aijala was a study of contrasts, with his serene demeanor disguising the intensity of his concentration. Allie Kral’s aching, soaring bouts of fiddling fury alternately drew cheers and looks of astonishment from the appreciative audience.Chuck Garvey came out to add a jazzy tone and a smiling counterpoint to Aijala’s straight sound on “Remind Me” as well, during Yonder’s set. When the two bands decide to see how much fun they can have sharing the stage, the real winners are the fans, and those lucky enough to be under the Big Top got to see a high wire act unlike any other. The worlds of jam and bluegrass aren’t that far apart, and moe. and Yonder bridge that gap beautifully.Check out full setlists and a gallery by Rex Thomson, below.Setlist: Yonder Mountain String Band at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, WI – 8/31/16Set: Southern Flavor, Criminal, Black Sheep, All Aboard, New Dusty Miller, All Aboard, Night Out, Sister Golden Hair, Remind Me*, Around You, My Gal* = w/ Chuck GarveySetlist: moe. at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, WI – 8/31/16Set: The Road, Assfinger > Kyle’s Song > Mexico, Same Old Story, Understand, White Lightning Turpentine, Yodelittle > Opium, Silver Sun, 32 Things*Encore: Have A Cigar, Bear Song* = w/ Allie Kral, Jake Jolliff
The second set brought “Ja Junk” which segued into “Cut The Cable” and into “Dump City.” Then, the band played a version of Sturgill Simpson‘s “Call To Arms,” a traditionally country song turned rock. The second set closed with “1348,” before returning to the stage for a “Hajimemeashite” with a “Ja Junk” reprise. You can watch some video highlights below, courtesy of YouTube users Mark Kearns and Adam Perlstein. Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Observatory North Park | San Diego, CA | 3/19/17I: Bad Friday, Walletsworth, Mantis Ghetts, Mantis, Example 1, Draconian, Reelin’ in the YearsII: Ja Junk, OG Cut The Cable, Dump City, Call to Arms (Sturgill Simpson), Slacker, Miami Virtue, Eat, 1348E: HajimemashiteEnjoy the gallery below, courtesy of Zack Blum and Paul Citone! Umphrey’s McGee played the last night of their West Coast leg at The Observatory North Park with show-openers Spafford. The up-and-coming band has been on the rise as of late, earning sit-ins from Brendan Bayliss in their hometown of Tempe, Arizona, and Kris Meyers last night in San Diego to perform a cover of Michael McDonald‘s “Taking It To The Streets.” Then, Andrew “Red” Johnson of Spafford joined Umphrey’s McGee during their headlining set to play “Example 1.”You can watch the show-opening jams, which began with an “All My Friends,” from Spafford in the video below, courtesy of TourGigs.Setlist: Spafford | The Observatory North Park | San Diego, CA | 3/19/17All My Friends > Bee Jam> Galisteo Way > Taking It To The Streets*, Electric Taco Stand, Plans*w/ Kris MeyersUmphrey’s McGee stepped up for an opening “Bad Friday,” before heading into a “Walletsworth” that put money toward a ripping “Mantis Ghetts” > “Mantis” > “Example 1” with a Mantis reprise. Andrew “Red” Johnson joined in for “Example 1,” marking the first member of Spafford to join Umphrey’s on stage. The first set closed with “Reelin in the Years” by Steely Dan.You can watch the show-opening “Bad Friday” below, courtesy of TourGigs, followed by full-video of Red’s sit-in for “Example 1.” Load remaining images
Related Shows Broadway alum Jason Dirden and more have been tapped to appear in Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew. Helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the previously announced Atlantic Theater production will begin previews on January 6, 2016 and officially open on January 19. The limited engagement is scheduled to play off-Broadway though February 14 at Atlantic Stage 2.Along with Dirden (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences) as Dez, the production will star Wendell B. Franklin (Speak Truth to Power) as Reggie, Lynda Gravatt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Faye and Nikiya Mathis (Milk Like Sugar) as Shanita. Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!) takes on double duty as performer and choreographer.In Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?The production will feature scenic design by Michael Carnahan, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Rui Rita, along with original music and sound design by Rob Kaplowitz. Skeleton Crew Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 View Comments
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaDue to severely dry, hot weather over most of the summer, the U.S. peanut crop will be smaller then expected. Crop loss is never good, but there is a silver lining to this one, says a University of Georgia economist.Coming off a good year of increased acres and good yields, peanut farmers this spring were facing a peanut surplus of around 1 million tons, said Nathan Smith, a Cooperative Extension peanut economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”One of the biggest concerns at planting time for the peanut industry was that large surplus,” he said. The weather-shortened crop this year will slash that surplus and should lead to better prices for farmers next year.The peanut industry likes to keep some surplus peanuts in storage to make sure enough are around to meet consumer demand for peanut butter and snack food each year. But the extra peanuts this spring were about three times that comfort level, he said.Few contracts were issued at planting time, he said. Shellers were comfortable there would be enough peanuts to meet demand. Four years ago, contracts were going for $400 to $425 per ton. Last year, contracts lowered to around $370.Farmers had to settle for $355 per ton, the price guaranteed under the 2002 U.S. Farm Bill, for the surplus peanuts.Peanut farmers reacted to the looming surplus by planting fewer acres in May, the normal planting month, he said.Georgia farmers traditionally produce close to half of the total U.S. peanut crop each year. This spring they planted 580,000 acres, about 23 percent less than their 2005 acreage. U.S. farmers collectively planted 1.3 million acres this spring, 24 percent less than in 2005.But even with decreased acres, he said, there was a good chance that surplus wouldn’t have budged. If everything had gone well and average yields were met this year, the United States would have produced 2 million tons of peanuts, about what the United States uses and exports annually. The surplus would have remained. It just would have been newer peanuts going into storage, he said.But then summer hit hot and dry.”The peanut situation can be summed up in two words: not good,” said John Beasley, a UGA Extension agronomist.Between June and August, rainfall across most of Georgia was below normal, with many days of temperatures in the mid-90s. That combination is tough on plants trying to send pegs into the ground to make peanuts, he said. Insect and disease pressure, too, has taken a toll on yields.”That surplus outlook has quickly disappeared,” Smith said.U.S. peanut farmers are expected to yield about 2,645 pounds per acre, 315 pounds less per acre than last year. Georgia farmers are expected to average around 2,500 pounds per acre, 370 pounds less per acre.Total U.S. peanut production is expected to be around 1.6 million tons, about 30 percent less than last year. “And I think it will end up being less than what is currently projected,” Smith said.If all this holds, the surplus that started this year’s crop off will be knocked back to what it was about two years ago, he said, or about 500,000 tons. It’s still a large surplus, but not near as daunting to the industry.”I believe there will be an improvement in prices for next year’s crop, too,” Smith said. “If not, producers have shown that they will respond to surpluses by not planting.”