March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Organisation RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Chinese government’s announcement on 17 October that the more relaxed reporting rules for foreign journalists that were introduced temporarily last year, ahead of the Olympic Games, will become permanent. The rules, which give foreign journalists more freedom to travel, were due to have expired on 17 October. News Related documents Regulations on reporting activities in China by foreign journalistsPDF – 64.13 KB Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Chinese government’s announcement on 17 October that the more relaxed reporting rules for foreign journalists that were introduced temporarily last year, ahead of the Olympic Games, will become permanent. The rules, which give foreign journalists more freedom to travel, were due to have expired on 17 October.“The expiry of these rules should have been the occasion for the government to allow even greater freedom of movement and freedom to interview,” Reporters Without Borders said. “An effective liberalisation policy implies real respect for the rights and interests of foreign journalists. These principles should apply at the local level. The authorities have repeatedly violated the rules since their introduction in January 2007.”The decision was announced late Friday night – 15 minutes before the official expiry of the temporary rules – at a news conference called at the last moment by foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao. “The new rules follow the major principles and spirits of the media regulations introduced for the Beijing Olympics,” Liu said.As a result, foreign journalists will continue to be able – in theory at least – to move about freely in most of the country and conduct interviews without having to request permission in advance from the authorities. The exception is Tibet, for which special permission will be needed.The 23-point regulations do however specify that foreign journalists must request and obtain a person’s consent before beginning to interview them, and must apply for a press card from the foreign ministry within seven days of arriving in China. to go further News Receive email alerts News News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific October 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Last-minute extension of more relaxed rules for foreign journalists 17.10 – What rights will the foreign press have?Just hours before the expiry of the reporting rules for foreign journalists in China that were introduced in January 2007, Reporters Without Borders called today on the Chinese authorities to replace them with measures that provide even better and permanent protection for the foreign media’s work.”The freedom of movement and freedom to interview that were permitted for the Beijing Olympic Games were an improvement for the international media in China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although these rights were not sufficiently respected in the field, they nonetheless made it easier for foreign journalists to do their job.”We are astounded by the government’s failure to say anything, right up to the last moment, about the fate of the international press. We had expected a bit more calm and transparency about a decision that affects thousands of journalists.”The press freedom organisation added: “The end of the temporary regulations should have been an opportunity to introduce rules guaranteeing real freedom of movement, including in Tibet, and freedom to interview people, including officials, combined with protection for the confidentiality of journalists’ communications and sources. The fate of Chinese journalists and interpreters who are employed by the foreign press is also still very precarious.”The reporting rules that were introduced for the foreign press and for the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan press on 1 January 2007 are due to expire tonight. They allowed freedom of movement, which was previously restricted, and freedom to interview.The rules have been widely violated in practice, according to figures compiled by the Foreign Correspondents Club of China. This Beijing-based association says it has been notified of 336 cases of interference in the work of foreign journalists since January 2007, including surveillance, arrests, physical attacks, denial of access and harassment of sources.Questioned by a foreign journalist on 16 October, foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the new rules would be announced soon.
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TAGScharitycollecitonCommunityInternationalLimerick City and CountyNews This year’s Trcaire Lenten appeal donation boxA LIMERICK charity worker has appealed to the people of the city and county to support the vital work being done by Trócaire, the Catholic Church overseas development agency.Karen Fahy from Croom is asking them to get involved in the Trócaire Lenten campaign which will provide vital support for more than two million of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people over the coming year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Trocaire’s 2019 Lenten Appeal highlights how the loss of land in the developing world is leading to devastating consequences for millions of families.Karen said: “Land is such an important factor in combating poverty. It allows people to grow food to feed their families and to make a living, and it offers much-needed safety and stability for children.“Sadly though, for many reasons, land and homes are being taken from millions of families across the developing world and means they are facing hunger, the threat of violence as well as a lack of access to education and basic medical care as they struggle to survive.”This year, the Lent box tells this story through three young girls. Maria is from Guatemala where vulnerable communities are being violently evicted by large businesses and left with nothing. In Uganda, Patricia has lost her home because her father died. Her mother, like many others, lacks any basic rights to her land simply because she is a woman. While Maya, who now lives in a refugee camp in Lebanon, was forced to flee her home with her family to escape the Syrian war.“Trocaire is working in over twenty countries across the developing world and supports thousands of families like those of Maria, Maya and Patricia by providing food, shelter and medical care as well as fighting for justice and land rights,” Karen added.“This would not be possible without the support of the public.“We are incredibly grateful for the generous donations we receive from parishes, schools and families from Limerick each year and I would appeal to people across the county to support this vital campaign. This can be done by collecting your loose change in a Trocaire box, making a donation online or over the phone, or organising fundraising activities throughout Lent. Every donation makes a difference.”The Trocaire Lent Campaign runs until Easter Sunday, April 21. Trocaire boxes are available from local parishes, by visiting www.trocaire.org or by phoning 1850 408 408. Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous articleFootball fundraiser proves a great successNext articleMIDAS on the chorus line – Mary Immaculate Dramatic Arts Society celebrates 20 years Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Print NewsCommunityLimerick charity worker’s appeal for the landlessBy Bernie English – March 13, 2019 888 Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible
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Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: JPMorgan Chase Residential Morgage-Backed Securities Settlements Judge Approves JPMorgan Chase RMBS Settlement About Author: Brian Honea December 8, 2015 1,165 Views A federal judge has agreed to sign off on a $388 million settlement between JPMorgan Chase and investors to resolve claims by the investors that Chase misled them about the quality of $10 billion in residential mortgage-backed securities, according to a report from Bloomberg.U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan agreed that the settlement between JPMorgan Chase and the Fort Worth Employees Retirement Fund, along with other investors, is fair and said he would sign off on it, according to the report.According to a court opinion and order, the certificates at issue were presented in nine different offerings through a separate trust for each offering. The plaintiffs in the case contend that JPMorgan Chase, the defendant, should be held liable for material misstatements, falsehoods, and omissions with regards to the quality of the home loans underlying the securities, and that appraisers “falsified appraisal values and failed to follow established appraisal standards.” JPMorgan Chase has denied any wrongdoing in the case.The investors claim that after the demise of Lehman Brothers in 2008, the maximum value of the certificates was 62 cents on the dollar, according to Bloomberg.When reached by email, a spokesperson for JPMorgan Chase told DS News the bank had no comment on the settlement.JPMorgan Chase is no stranger to settlements over mortgage-backed securities for enormous amounts of money. In November 2013, the bank agreed to a $13 billion settlement with the federal government for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. At the time, the $13 billion was a record amount for a settlement between the government and a single private company; that record was broken nine months later in August 2014 when Bank of America settled with the government for $16.65 billion over similar claims of selling faulty RMBS that precipitated the crisis.Click here to read the opinion and order on the case of Fort Worth Employees Retirement Fund v. JPMorgan Chase. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Subscribe JPMorgan Chase Residential Morgage-Backed Securities Settlements 2015-12-08 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Judge Approves JPMorgan Chase RMBS Settlement The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Previous: Mortech and Calyx Integrate Mortgage Pricing and Loan Technologies Next: Is the Financial Stability Oversight Council Enabling ‘Too Big to Fail’? Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily
Home / Daily Dose / Florida Court Deflates Balloon Payment Plan 2018-08-08 Kristina Brewer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Florida Court Deflates Balloon Payment Plan August 8, 2018 3,634 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Roy A. Diaz is the Managing Shareholder of Diaz, Anselmo Lindberg, P.A. The firm provides representation in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan. Diaz has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy. He has represented lenders, servicers of both conventional and GSE loans, private investors, and real estate developers throughout his career with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing industry for over 25 years. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Higher Education Costs and High Foreclosure Rates Next: Fannie Mae Reaches Out to Borrowers in Wildfire Zones Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Southern District of Florida (Federal Bankruptcy Court) issued a memorandum opinion addressing two debtors’ proposed chapter 13 plans, both of which included a balloon payment to their respective mortgagees in the final month of the plan. In re: Dora Benedicto, and In re: Claudia Del Carmen Gonzalez. The Court, limiting its opinion to an analysis of “the legality of the balloon payments” under section 1325 of the bankruptcy code, surmised that the balloon payments included in the proposed plans violated the “plain language” of 11 U.S.C.A. § 1325(a)(5)(B)(iii).Benedicto’s mortgage, held by US Bank, was secured by rental property. Under Benedicto’s proposed chapter 13 plan, she was to pay $444,610.20[i] over five years with a balloon payment of $112,882.12 in the final month of the plan. Gonzalez’s mortgage, held by CitiBank, was secured by her primary residence. Benedicto’s mortgage balance was “just under $700,000” when she filed for protection under chapter 13. Benedicto and US Bank agreed to a $381,000 valuation of the rental property. Multiplying the $381,000 valuation by 6.25% interest resulted in an aggregate amount of $441,610.20. Under Gonzalez’s proposed chapter 13 “cure and maintain” plan, she was to pay $42,409.34 over five years with a balloon payment of $28,996.48 in the final month of the plan. US Bank and Citibank objected to both proposed plans on the basis that the final balloon payments violated section 1325 of the Bankruptcy Code because they were not equal to the other monthly payments required under the plan. 11 U.S.C.A. § 1325(a)(5)(B)(iii).Section 1325 (a)(5)(B) of the bankruptcy code allows a court to confirm a chapter 13 plan over a secured creditor’s objection; however, among other requirements, the “periodic payments” must “be in equal monthly amounts.” The debtors and at least one bankruptcy court interpreted “periodic payments” to exclude a final balloon payment because a “balloon payment satisfies the debt in full and thus by definition cannot be repeated periodically, whether in equal amounts or otherwise.” In re Cochran, 555 B.R. 892 (Bankr. M.D. Ga. 2016).The Southern District disagreed with this limited definition of “periodic payment” saying it was “a stretch.” The Court explained:“As the last payment, the final payment will never be ‘recurring,’ but it is still the last in a series of ‘periodic’ payments and, therefore, must be equal in amount to the preceding payments.”The Court also rejected the debtors’ argument that the provision requiring plan payments to be in “equal monthly amounts” only applied to “creditors secured by personal property.” The Court noted the legislative history “of this particular Bankruptcy Code provision is thin,” but that the placement of the amendment to section 1325(a)(5)(B) supported its conclusion that the legislature intended the provision to apply to “all holders of secured claims, including mortgagees.”The Court explained:[T]he ‘equal monthly payment’ provision is located in section 309(c) of Title III of BAPCPA. Title III is named ‘Discouraging Bankruptcy Abuse,’ and section 309 is titled ‘Protecting Secured Creditors in Chapter 13 Cases. The Court concluded the “text and structure of BAPCPA” supported its conclusion that a balloon payment was prohibited under 1325 as did the “majority rule” on the issue.The Southern District’s interpretation of section 1325 is well-founded. Without adequate monthly payments that reduce the debtor’s mortgage principal, the borrower may be unable or unwilling to make the balloon payment at the end of the chapter 13 plan despite reaping the benefits of the plan for all but the last month. Obviously, this holding and section 1325(a)(5)(B) does not prohibit the debtor and mortgagee from reaching mutually acceptable terms to a chapter 13 payment plan, but the bank will not be forced to accept a one-sided plan that could act as a disincentive to the debtor’s successful completion of the plan. 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The Connection Between Jobs, Wages, and Housing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Construction Employment Homes HOUSING Inflation Jobs Wages October 5, 2018 1,597 Views The unemployment rate in September fell to its lowest since 1969 to 3.7 percent, according to the latest jobs and wages data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. However, the growth of jobs softened to 134,000 in September compared with an average monthly gain of 201,000 over the last one year, the report revealed.Wage growth, though slow, continued its upward trend during the month rising 2.8 percent year-over-year.Despite this slow growth in wages and weak hiring, the report shouldn’t spark any concerns regarding the strength of the labor market and the broader economy, according to Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, who put the three-month average increase in jobs at a “healthy 190,000.””In addition, Hurricane Florence may have temporarily suppressed hiring, as suggested by the first drop in leisure and hospitality payrolls since last September, shortly after Harvey’s landfall,” Duncan said.According to Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist, LendingTree, despite the disappointing jobs report, the “job market remains robust, emphasized by upward revisions to job numbers for both July and August totaling 87,000.””Although September’s wage increase pales in comparison to growing home prices—which rose another 7 percent last month—any increase is helpful for buyers trying to get in the market,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com. “However, if this growth is seen as a sign of higher inflation, it could prompt mortgage rate increases, which would eat into home buying power.”However, though home buying power has seen a decline, it hasn’t been as much thanks to rising household incomes, according to Mark Fleming, Chief Economist, First American. “In September, consumer house-buying power declined by $28,000, compared to a year ago. If household income had not increased compared to a year ago, the increase in mortgage rates would have reduced consumer house-buying power by $38,000,” he said. However, despite rising incomes, wages have continued to disappoint throughout this year. “The low labor force participation rate may offer a clue as to why. The large pool of available people to enter the labor force is a drag on wages as it reduces the bargaining power of workers who are already employed,” Kapfidze explained.However, according to Duncan, the “Annual growth in average hourly earnings, which slowed one-tenth from the expansion high in the prior month, shouldn’t stoke inflationary concerns.”Wage growth, in fact, is a wild card, said Hale, that could have a significant implication on the housing market. “If we see significant wage increases, we could start to make up ground in home sales, which have been woefully behind last year’s gains. If wages remain stagnant, home sales will likely continue to taper,” she said.The recently rising mortgage rates are also likely to have an impact according to Fleming. “While recently rising mortgage rates have reduced consumer house-buying power, rising household income increases house-buying power,” he said.Looking at construction jobs which increased at a slower pace by 23,000 in November, Duncan said that the impact of Hurricane Florence was felt on the construction jobs market too. However, he said that any lost construction jobs associated with the hurricane should be recouped as the affected areas recover. 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News UpdatesTheatres’ Occupancy Amid COVID- “Pandemic Doesn’t Bother About Consequential Economic Factors”: Madras HC Orders 50% Occupancy Till January 11 Sparsh Upadhyay8 Jan 2021 11:37 PMShare This – xWhile hearing the State’s response in a batch of public interest litigation petitions challenging the Government Order (allowing the occupancy in movie theatres to be increased from the erstwhile 50% to 100%), the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on directed that 50% seating occupancy should be maintained in theatres till January 11. While noting that pandemic, does not bother…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile hearing the State’s response in a batch of public interest litigation petitions challenging the Government Order (allowing the occupancy in movie theatres to be increased from the erstwhile 50% to 100%), the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on directed that 50% seating occupancy should be maintained in theatres till January 11. While noting that pandemic, does not bother about the consequential economic factors nor it respects boundaries, the Court directed, “There couldn’t be any permission to run the Multiplexes and Cinema Theatres over and above 50 % of the seating capacity, in the State of Tamil Nadu, till 11.01.2021, as the pandemic does not respect time.” A Division Bench of Justices M.M. Sundresh and S. Ananthi was hearing the petitioners contending that seating capacity in the Multiplexes and Cinema Theatres was raised from 50 % to 100 %, by the State of Tamil Nadu, without even getting adequate consultation from the Medical Experts. The Additional Advocate General appearing for the State submitted that a clear instruction would be obtained by 11th January 2021, particularly, with respect to the reiteration by the Central Government. Thus, the Court adjourned to matter to January 11th. Importantly, the Court said, “In the event of the State Government taking a stand in view of the directive of the Central Government and the National Authority, the incidental issue of mitigating the loss to the Multiplexes and Cinema Theatres by increasing the number of shows may also be considered.” Matter before the Chief Justice Bench When a similar matter appeared before the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy on Friday (08th January), the Bench too, said that till January 11, the theatres in the State of Tamil Nadu will have to operate with 50 per cent occupancy only. The Advocate-General submitted before the Court that a similar petition had been entertained by the Madurai Bench and a limited order of status-quo had been granted till January 11, 2021. It was, however, submitted on behalf of the State that since the number of COVID infections has been decreasing and the position in the State has quite improved, it was no longer felt necessary by the State to continue with the restriction pertaining to the cinema halls and the like. To this, the Court said, “It is heartening to notice that the number of cases has been dropping in the State. However, there is no reason to be complacent and it may be advisable to err on the side of caution.” Importantly, the Court directed, “For such purpose, and since an order has already been issued by a coordinate Bench, the present position of allowing no more than 50% of the seating capacity in cinemas, theatres and multiplexes shall continue until further orders.” The matter has been directed to make it appear on 11th January 2021 before the appropriate Bench in Madurai. Background The Tamil Nadu government had, on 04th January issued a notice permitting theatres to operate with 100 per cent seating capacity, while advising people to follow necessary safety protocols and had also asked theatres to screen precautionary measures for Covid-19 at the beginning of the film. The GO to this effect had said that the Tamil Theatres and Multiplex Owners Association had placed a request with the State Government to allow them to increase the capacity from 50% to a full house. Thereafter, various communications were sent by the National Authority to the State Government. These communications and instructions had clearly stated that there cannot be any breach of 50 % of the seating capacity in the Multiplexes and Cinema Theatres. A further communication was sent by the Secretary to Government, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to the Chief Secretary of the State of Tamil Nadu to act in accordance with the guidelines. Now, on Friday itself, the State government reversed its January 4 decision allowing 100% seating capacity in cinema halls. Instead, it has said that cinema halls can hold extra shows. “Keeping in mind the Centre’s recent recommendation and that a case is pending regarding this issue in the Madras High court, single-screen theatres and multiplexes inside malls will be allowed to function with 50% seating capacity. Based on the orders of the Madras High Court, theatres can screen extra shows,” the G.O. said. The G.O. further added that people frequenting theatres should adhere to precautions such as wearing face masks and adhering to distancing norms inside the halls. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story