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The Trump mobs attack America

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgMumia Abu-JamalBy Mumia Abu-JamalTaken from a Jan. 7, 2021 audio column aired on prisonradio.orgIt was a sight that will be long remembered — hundreds, then thousands of men scaling the walls of the U.S. Capitol like soldiers on a web.Then ripping, tearing, shredding all they could touch, all that they hated and all that they feared: the ruling wealthy powerful politicians in the Capitol, senators and representatives alike.This nest of spiders was unleashed and directed by the fiery tongue of the Imperial President, Trump, designed to stop his congressional enemies from formally confirming his successor.This Trump mob seemed to be of working-class origins, which suggests they’ve probably spent most of the last year jobless, probably food insecure, and seeing their country fall apart from a failing economy and a deadly virus.That hunger and fury was fed by Trump propaganda, and before long, they were ready. And when they struck, they were all but greeted by Capitol Hill police, who took selfies with them and opened gates to them.For they were brothers, white brothers. And once the way was open, they went to work, ripping the Capitol apart.After shattering windows and battering down doors, the Trump mob burst through, like a hurricane through Kansas.Members of the U.S. Senate and House were forced to snuggle under desks, to hide from these invaders.Historians of American history know well that mobs have a long reign in national life, first against the rich and propertied, and later, during the early 20th century, against Blacks newly migrated from the South to the cities.But Trump’s use of mob violence against another branch of government is virtually unique.It turns a new page in American history and a new low in the Imperial Presidency. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Growing media harassment a threat to press freedom ahead of presidential elections run-off

By on June 12, 2021

first_img UkraineEurope – Central Asia September 7, 2020 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV RSF_en March 26, 2021 Find out more November 18, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Growing media harassment a threat to press freedom ahead of presidential elections run-off Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Ukraine Organisation to go further Newscenter_img News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Growing media harassment including assaults, sackings and denial of access to information threatens press freedom ahead of the second round of presidential elections on 21 November, said Reporters Without Borders.There has so far been totally biased media coverage of the campaign, pitting Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych against his opposition rival Victor Yushchenko, said the worldwide press freedom organisation. “Almost every method is being used to prevent complete and full coverage of the campaign,” it said.Many journalists continue to protest at the authorities systematic use of “temnyks” or instructions to editorial offices as to how certain subjects should be handled.Around 30 journalists working for the leading TV channels demonstrated outside the studios of public UT-1 television and private 1+1, on the evening of a televised debate on 15 November between the candidates in protest at government obstacles to the media’s work.Some of the demonstrators tied their hands together with paper chains made out of “temnyks”.Television news presenter Volodymyr Holosnyak of UT-1 TV was sacked on 3 November for refusing to read a temnyk ahead of a televised debate in which Victor Yanukovych was taking part. The journalist insisted that he should also read a statement on the conditions sought by Victor Yushchenko to take part in the debate.Elsewhere, there have been several assaults on opposition supporters and journalists. On 3 November, Enver Musayev, of the weekly Holos Kryma was physically assaulted and his colleagues threatened at Simferopol, the regional capital of Crimea. Three thugs approached the journalist’s vehicle dragged Musavev out and struck him. Editor of the weekly newspaper Eldar Seidbekirov, who was present during the assault, said that one of the assailants wore the uniform of a lieutenant-colonel. On the eve of the first round of the elections on 31 October, a journalist on the main opposition television channel Kanal 5 Serghiy Skorobohatko was beaten up at a polling station by assailants who also snatched his camera. The 17 November issue of opposition daily Silski Visti that carried an interview with Victor Yushchenko, could not be sent to its subscribers because the copies were stuck at the depot owned by the distributor, Pressa Ukrayiny, a subsidiary of the public post office. On the same day, unidentified visitors turned up at the newspaper’s office and gave “advice” about the most appropriate way of covering the election campaign. The daily was finally distributed to its subscribers at about 3pm on 17 November after the paper demanded that parliament intervene.The daily has suffered mounting harassment since its socialist owner Alexandre Moroz gave his backing to Victor Yushchenko. As a result a large number of readers, particularly in the south, no longer receive their papers. The local post offices come up with a range of excuses to explain it.Editor Vasyl Hruzin said these technical problems were solely due to the newspaper’s political line. He said there had also been attempts at censorship of the paper.The public post office at Donetsk, in the east of the country refused to send the independent weekly Svoboda to several thousand subscribers in the Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Luhansk, Kharkov and Crimea areas. The post office’s regional director Mykola Dremov informed the weekly’s editor Mykhailo Khalandski that a court in Donetsk had banned its distribution but refused to produce a copy of the ruling. Receive email alerts February 26, 2021 Find out more Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Reporters Without Borders voiced concern at a growing threat to press freedom ahead of the second round of presidential elections after totally biased coverage to date. “Almost every method has been used to prevent complete and full coverage of the campaign,” it said. last_img read more

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DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/4/2014

By on May 31, 2021

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: DSNews 2014-02-04 DSNews Black Knight Financial Services released on Monday its year-end Mortgage Monitor Report, showing significant, sustained improvements in both delinquency and foreclosure numbers throughout 2013. Echoing data released in its first-look report at the end of January, the company revealed delinquency rates last year were about 1.5 times the pre-crisis average, while foreclosure rates were 4.6 times their pre-crisis level. While those percentages are still elevated, Black Knight says they’re a substantial improvement from their peaks.The company also explored the rate of recovery between judicial versus non-judicial foreclosure states, finding that judicial areas have been a bit slower to bounce back in price growth and the number of problem loans. Herb Blecker, SVP of data and analytics for Black Knight, discussed the difference in growth:Fannie Mae’s book of business shrank in December, ending a short streak of growth as new business acquisitions slowed. According to the GSE’s monthly volume summary, total business contracted at a compound annual rate of 0.4% in December, bringing the full-year growth rate to negative 0.8%. The total book was valued at about $3.16 trillion as of the end of 2013. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: HFF Hires Director for Tampa Office Next: Fabrizio & Brook Welcomes Litigation Attorney The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/4/2014 in Featured, Media, Webcasts February 4, 2014 540 Views DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/4/2014  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Dallas police searching for armed serial rapist targeting apartment complexes

By on May 18, 2021

first_imgDallas Police Department(DALLAS) — Authorities in Dallas, Texas are on the lookout for an armed suspect that may be linked to three separate aggravated sexual assaults. The assaults occurred at three different North Dallas apartment complexes, all within eight and a half miles of each other.The latest victim was inside her apartment when the suspect knocked on her door and solicited work, before pushing his way into the apartment and sexually assaulted her, Dallas Deputy Police Chief Thomas Castro said at a Thursday press conference.The first assault occurred on Sept. 12 and the second one on Sept. 29 — within a mile of each other — officials said.The most recent assault unfolded about eight miles from the other two.In each attack, the suspect gained access to his victim’s apartment by knocking and soliciting work or asking for a donation — and then forcing himself inside once the door was answered, brandishing a weapon, Castro said.In the incident in which the suspect allegedly solicited a donation, he accepted the donation before assaulting his victim, according to Castro.Castro said that “in a couple of [the] offenses,” children were present in the home during the attack, but declined to provide further detail beyond saying no children were harmed and the victims were the only adults in the residence at the time of the assault.“When somebody knocks on your door before you open the door, make sure you know who is out there, and what they want,” Castro said.Dallas Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who was described as a black male, 16 to 18-years-old, approximately 5’8″ and a 140 pounds with a box fade haircut and a mark on his wrist.He was last seen wearing black pants, a black T-shirt with a red and white design on the front, a black jacket and black and red athletic shoes, Castro said.Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective Todd Haecker at 214-671-3610 or Detective Brandi Kramer at 214-671-3613.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Russia, UK, USA and France to Hold FRUKUS-2012

By on May 4, 2021

first_img Training & Education View post tag: FRUKUS-2012 View post tag: Navy June 25, 2012 The FRUKUS-2012 four-lateral naval exercise will take place in the Baltic Sea since June 24 through July 1…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, June 25, 2012; Image: warisboring View post tag: UK View post tag: News by topic View post tag: hold Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia, UK, USA and France to Hold FRUKUS-2012 View post tag: Russia View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval View post tag: France Russia, UK, USA and France to Hold FRUKUS-2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band Announces Residency At New York City’s Iridium Jazz Club

By on March 2, 2021

first_imgAllman Brothers Band drummer and percussionist Jaimoe has announced that his Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band will be playing a monthly residency at New York City jazz club, The Iridium. The residency is confirmed for November November 16th, December 14th and ending January 18th.Junior Mack (guitar/vocals), Dave Stoltz (bass), Brice Katz (keys), along with Paul Lieberman (sax/flute/piccolo), Kris Jensen (sax), and Reggie Pittman (trumpet), will be joining Jaimoe during the run, playing a unique blend of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B.Tickets are currently on-sale and can be purchased here.“Ain’t Waistin’ Time No More/John Coltrane ~ Africa” at Wanee Fest 2011:[via Jambands]last_img read more

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Dell Technologies Helps Keep Businesses and Innovation Engines Running

By on February 27, 2021

first_imgOver the past few months, we’ve seen great resolve from our customers and partners as we all work together to overcome a new set of challenges every day. I’m in awe of our customers and partners around the world as they continue to innovate while adapting to the ever-changing landscape. It’s our honor to support your journey by delivering the technology needed for business-critical operations while helping you preserve capital and manage cash flow.In April, we launched the Payment Flexibility Program (PFP) and announced $9 billion in financing to help fund your critical technology needs. Today, we’re announcing an extension of the Payment Flexibility Program through October 30, 2020, with payment deferrals until 2021.With Dell Technologies On Demand, our customers gain access to a broad range of financial consumption models to keep their technology infrastructures running while continuing to innovate. The Payment Flexibility Program is unmatched in its value to organizations in every aspect. From payment deferrals to partner relief programs to low rate financing offers, we are here to help and best prepared to assist customers with flexible IT solutions. These programs give you access to industry-leading technology, resources to innovate and cash flow for business continuity.Our partner Shane Michna from SHI Capital said, “All of the various promotional options have been highly leveraged by large and small clients alike. Many of our clients have needed the ability to acquire technology and defer payment to 2021. The six-month deferral and zero percent promotional offer on Dell Technologies storage and servers has been the most utilized and sought after by SHI sales clients.”Introducing new updates to the Technology Rotation payment solution We’ve seen that many of our customers want to acquire technology by paying over multiple years utilizing low cost financing. To meet your organization’s core infrastructure and remote workforce technology needs, we’re offering the lowest rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) ever for PowerStore storage arrays, PowerEdge servers, and Dell laptops and desktops as part of the Technology Rotation payment solution. At the end of the term, customers have the flexibility to return and upgrade their equipment with the latest technology to support hybrid cloud, on-premises workloads, or remote workforce initiatives.This program helps customers better control IT costs by:Saving significantly compared to the full purchase price on laptops, desktops, storage and server solutionsConserving cash by deferring their first payment until 2021Extending payments on servers and storage using up to two fixed 12-month extensions for flexibility to return or acquire hardware over five yearsExpanding or enhancing PowerStore performance and capacity at any time in the contract through Anytime UpgradesThese new options are available in addition to the current features of the Payment Flexibility Program which include:Zero percent interest rates and deferred payments for Dell Technologies infrastructure solutionsShort term options for remote work and learning with six- to 12-month terms and refresh options for laptops and desktops to help with back-to-school and return-to-work plans.A one-year term flexible consumption offering to better align payments to an end user’s technology usageCredit availability to our valued channel partners through our Working Capital Solutions Program extending payments terms up to 90 days, and when combined with a Dell Financial Services** (DFS) payment solution, the partner is paid within a few days, improving their cash flow Dell Technologies On Demand is helping customers prepare for tomorrow, today.  Customers are finding immense value in creative technology financing solutions and flexible consumption models. IDC recently interviewed organizations using Dell Technologies On Demand and found significant cost savings when using on-demand consumption models. Customers cited the ability to acquire the newest technology at a much lower cost as one major advantage, stating, “We can essentially get the newest technology for a fraction of what we would pay for it outright.”Dell Technologies On Demand helps enterprises align their IT spending with business demands and deliver more predictable outcomes. Customer demand for these flexible consumption-based and as-a-service models prompted us to expand our offerings to include Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, and China. Dell Technologies is here for the long haul!The Payment Flexibility Program is the most comprehensive infrastructure financing program in the industry, made even stronger by Dell Technologies On Demand flexible consumption models. This is our commitment to help you run your business, take care of your people and access essential technology as you seek respite in the storm.For more information, visit Payment Flexibility Program and Dell Financial Services sites for flexible, customizable payment and remote working solutions.**Payment solutions provided and serviced by Dell Financial Services LLC or its affiliates or designees (“DFS”) for qualified customers. Offers valid through Oct. 30, 2020, to qualified business end-users in the US (excluding DBC accounts). Offers may not be available or may vary in certain countries. Offers may change without notice, may be subject to minimum transaction size, and are subject to credit approval, product availability, applicable law and documentation provided by and acceptable to DFS. Visit here for important offer details.last_img read more

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Governor to kick off construction of Coolidge museum, welcomes new cheesemaker to Plymouth

By on January 1, 2021

first_imgThe only way to properly honor Silent Cal Coolidge is with a party. The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation will host Plymouth Old Home Day at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Saturday August 1, 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Governor Jim Douglas will be the honored guest at the event s highlight: The official groundbreaking of the President Calvin Coolidge Museum & Education Center at 4:00 p.m. This new center will expand and modernize the current visitor center at the Coolidge Site into a 12,000 square foot, year-round facility with auditorium, classrooms, and additional space for permanent and changing interactive exhibits, said John Dumville, Historic Sites Operations Chief. This is an exciting public-private collaboration between the State of Vermont and the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.   First popular during the early years of the 20th century, Plymouth Old Home Day in 2009 unites town organizations and special guest speakers in a fun-filled festival of historic music, traditional craft and farm demonstrations, wagon rides, and culinary treats. In addition, Governor Douglas will officially welcome a new Vermont cheesemaker to the Plymouth Cheese Factory, located at the site.Fairfield Farms Artisan Cheese, owned by cheesemaker Jesse Werner, has signed a lease with the State of Vermont and has been creating three types of hand-crafted, limited supply cheeses from raw milk at the facility during July.Other activities include:Helene Lang performs as Agatha Christie 11:00 a.m.One-room schoolhouse open house 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.Howard Coffin presents Vermont and the Civil War 2:00 p.m.Groundbreaking ceremony/cheesemaker welcome ceremony 4:00 p.m.Wagon rides and sheep shearing with Fred DePaulChicken barbecue and bake sale to benefit the Plymouth Volunteer Fire DepartmentVermont artisans Fiber Arts in Vermont (demonstrating creative fiber arts weaving, spinning, knitting, etc.), Irene Ames (basket making), Black River Academy Museum (chair caning)Old-time fiddler Adam BoyceHome-style cooking at the Wilder House RestaurantAnd more!Helene Lang and Howard Coffin are sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council through its Speakers Bureau Program. Plymouth Old Home Day is the perfect opportunity to explore Plymouth Notch, considered one of the best-preserved presidential sites in the country.  Twelve buildings are open to the public including the Coolidge Homestead, Coolidge Birthplace, general store, village church, cheese factory and 1924 Summer White House office. An outstanding collection of early agricultural equipment is displayed in the Wilder Barns, and the Aldrich House has a new exhibit this year: A Lake Champlain Childhood: The Early Years of Grace Coolidge, which has been selected as an official Vermont Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Event.For further information about Plymouth Old Home Day, call (802) 672-3773, or visit the website: www.HistoricVermont.org/Coolidge(link is external)Source: Vermont Commerce Agency.last_img read more

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Getting smart about chip technology

By on December 18, 2020

first_imgOver 13 million U.S. citizens fell victim to identity fraud last year, costing financial institutions a total of $15 billion[1]. To better guarantee customer security in 2016, more and more credit unions are turning to Chip-and-PIN technology. Chip-and-PIN cards are quickly becoming the global standard in both credit and debit card payments. These new smart cards, or EMVs, utilize a computer chip embedded in the card to authenticate transactions. When this card is inserted into a chip-enabled reader, the chip on the card communicates with the reader by sending a one-time, dynamic code unique to that transaction.There are a number benefits for both the customer and credit union in switching to the chip-and-PIN card technology. The unique transaction code makes it near impossible for criminals to develop a counterfeit card with data stolen from a Chip-and-PIN card. The security enhancements built into chip technology far exceed that of magnetic stripe technology and will be integral to helping reduce a credit union’s payment card data breach and fraud exposure when the physical card is used. Chip-and-PIN technology will also reduce exposure to card data compromises, which alleviates the time and resources used by a credit union to process fraud claims.As smart cards become more widespread, adoption of the new technology has the potential to build on a credit union’s reputation and membership. In fact, many financial institutions around the world have already converted to chip technology. European Union countries rely exclusively on chip-and-PIN technology and often do not even accept chip-and-signature cards[2]. This means adopting chip cards will also make it much easier for cardholders to travel internationally.It is impossible to ignore the added benefits of adapting to Chip-and-PIN technology. However, while the new technology virtually eliminates fraud when a purchase is made in a face-to-face transaction, Chip-and-PIN does not address online, mail, telephone, or lost/stolen card fraud. Therefore, credit unions should continue to deploy multiple layers of protection and should enhance existing fraud detection systems to help combat fraud in both the card-present and card-not-present environments. 75SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tammy Behnke Tammy Behnke joined ProSight in October 2012 and is the Program Executive for the company’s Credit Union Program. Tammy has nearly 28 years of underwriting experience, specializing in financial … Web: www.prosightspecialty.com Detailslast_img read more

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