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Posted by: | Posted on: June 12, 2021

Impunity wins out as suspect in journalist’s murder is freed on bail

first_img Follow the news on Dominican Republic Reporters Without Borders is dismayed at the release on bail of Fermín Marcelino Calderon (photo), one of those charged over the 2011 abduction and murder of the journalist Jose Agustin Silvestre, also known as “Gajo”. He was bailed on the orders of Judge Haydeliza Henriquez in the eastern city of San Pedro de Macorís on 29 November. The prosecution has said it will appeal against the decision. “In view of the seriousness of the charges against Fermin Marcelino Calderon in the Silvestre case, his release on bail appears a strange act of clemency,” the press freedom organization said. “What guarantees have been given to ensure the accused will appear at his trial? What reasons prompted Judge Henriquez to take such action? It is the second time that a suspect in the murder of a journalist has been freed while an investigation is in progress. The decision casts doubt over a legal system where freedom can be bought, even in the most serious cases.Besides his alleged involvement in Silvestre’s murder, Marcelino Calderon is also accused of money laundering on behalf of Matias Avelino Castro, suspected to be the man who ordered Silvestre’s murder. News Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast December 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Impunity wins out as suspect in journalist’s murder is freed on bail Dominican RepublicAmericas September 22, 2014 Find out more Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 News Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts June 25, 2015 Find out more Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo News Dominican RepublicAmericas February 15, 2017 Find out more News to go further Help by sharing this information “This episode occurs at a time when Dominican journalists are increasingly the target of defamation suits, often accompanied by large-scale demands for reparations. Reporters Without Borders believes that the reform of the criminal code currently under way is very limited, merely reducing the penalties for press offences without decriminalizing them.” There are several worrying examples, such as the defamation suits brought by Senator Felix Bautista against the journalist Juan Taveras Hernandez of the radio station Z-101, the station’s owner Bienvenido Rodriguez and its manager, Willy Rodriguez. The senator is claiming 1.16 million dollars in compensation. A verdict is expected on 15 January 2014. Similarly, the editor of the news site Ciudadoriental.org, Robert Vargas, and one of its journalists, Julio Benzant, are also the subjects of defamation cases brought by the member of Parliament Alfredo Martínez. For their part, the journalists Luis Eduardo “Huchi” Lora of Teleantillas, and Juan Bolivar Diaz of Telesistema have been accused of being traitors to their country by the nationalist group National Sovereignty Defense Network for criticizing the Constitutional Court’s decision to withdraw Dominican citizenship from people of Haitian descent. The journalists have been the targets of a hate campaign. last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 31, 2021

Q3 Mortgage Revenue Drivers

first_img About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Q3 Mortgage Revenue Drivers Tagged with: Citigroup Home JPMorgan Chase Lending mortgage Wells Fargo The top big banks of the U.S. – JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo announced their third-quarter earnings for 2018 on Friday. All the three banks posted an increase in revenue, led by an increase in consumer lending.However, while Wells Fargo’s home lending business saw an increase, with its mortgage banking income increasing to $846 million in Q3, from $770 million in Q2, home lending at JPMorgan Chase decreased 16 percent to $1.3 billion  driven by lower net servicing revenue, as well as loan spread and production margin compression, the bank said in its earnings statement.Citigroup said that excluding mortgage, its retail banking revenues increased 1 percent, driven by continued growth in deposit margins and investments, “largely offset by lower episodic transaction activity in commercial banking.”Overall income at all the three banks saw an increase in the third quarter. While JPMorgan’s income posted a 24 percent increase to $8.4 billion, Wells Fargo said that its net income had increased to $6 billion, compared with $4.5 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Citi reported a net income of $4.6 billion compared with $4.1 billion during the same period a year ago.”In the third quarter, we continued to make progress in our efforts to build a better Wells Fargo with a specific focus on our six goals: risk management, customer service, team member engagement, innovation, corporate citizenship, and shareholder value,” Tim Sloane, CEO, Wells Fargo said in a statement. “We are strengthening how we manage risk and have made enhancements to our risk management framework. We also continued to make progress on customer remediation, which is an important step in our efforts to rebuild trust.”Speaking about the macroeconomic factors that are likely to impact the market in the long run, Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase said that the U.S. and the global economy continued to show strength despite increasing economic and geopolitical uncertainties which “at some point in the future may have negative effects on the economy.”Additionally, he said that JPMorgan Chase had delivered strong results this quarter with top-line growth in each of its businesses. “In Consumer & Community Banking we attracted record net new money this quarter, driving client investment assets up 14 percent, and we saw continued double-digit growth in card sales and merchant processing volume. Our customer satisfaction across CCB is at or near all-time highs, and we continue to grow deposits faster than the industry, even as the pace slows with rising rates.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 12, 2018 1,524 Views Home / Daily Dose / Q3 Mortgage Revenue Drivers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Citigroup Home JPMorgan Chase Lending mortgage Wells Fargo 2018-10-12 Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Homeowners and Rising Interest Rates Next: After Hurricane Michael’s Landfall …last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 12, 2021

Foot-and-mouth threat to tourism

first_imgFoot-and-mouth threat to tourismOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Up to 100,000 jobs in the tourismindustry could be at risk due to the impact of the foot-and-mouth outbreak,according to the CIPD’s chief economist.John Philpott toldPersonnel Today that the disease would cause more harm to the UK’s economy in theshort term than the effect of the slowdown in the States.He said, “Themajority of people employed in farming are the farmers themselves rather thanhired workers, and they will take a knock in income.”Tourism is amuch bigger employment sector. There are 1.8 million people employed in tourismin the UK – you only need to have one in 20 affected to have 100,000 peoplewith their livelihoods under threat.”The good news isit a temporary effect lasting over the spring and the summer, but it mightcause a rise in unemployment.” Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more