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Neo-Nazis suspected in torching of journalist’s car

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first_img RSF_en Organisation German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU December 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Neo-Nazis suspected in torching of journalist’s car Reporters Without Borders condemns last weekend’s arson attack on a German photojournalist’s car in Berlin, in which right-wing extremists are suspected. It was the second such attack this year on the journalist, who has been the target of neo-Nazi threats. GermanyEurope – Central Asia March 30, 2021 Find out more News to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more News The car, which was parked outside his home, was found burning in the early hours of 27 December. The fire gutted the vehicle’s engine compartment. The car of a local politician involved in anti-neo-Nazi activities was also set on fire the same night. When the photographer, who has asked not to be identified, was the victim of a similar arson attack in April, a local politician with known links to anti-neo-Nazi groups was also the target of a similar attack at almost the same time.“It is intolerable that such acts, clearly designed to intimidate a journalist critical of neo-Nazi activities, should be able to take place repeatedly,” Reporters Without Borders Germany spokesperson Astrid Frohloff said. “Prosecutors and police should spare no effort to bring those behind these attacks to justice and prevent any recurrence.”Police said the Berlin Office of Criminal Investigation was investigating the possibility that last weekend’s attack was politically motivated.The photographer often covers right-wing demonstrations and is one of 18 photo-journalists whose names and photos appeared in a “wanted poster” that right-wing activists have been circulating since November, often accompanied by threatening comments and slogans such as “Lying press, shut up.”He said a well-known neo-Nazi took a photo of him in his car about two months before the first arson attack.Frequent neo-Nazi threats against journalistsSimilar verbal insults and threats have repeatedly been reported during far-right demonstrations in Germany in recent months, including at “Hooligans against Salafists” demonstrations in Cologne in October and in Hannover in mid-November. In December, police banned a demonstration that a far-right party wanted to stage outside a local journalist’s home in Dortmund.The head of Berlin’s police and the head of its interior department were recently criticized by journalists’ representatives and opposition politicians after reports that police repeatedly failed to intervene to protect journalists from being threatened and jostled during a series of anti-refugee demonstrations in Berlin.The offices of regional newspapers have also been daubed with far-right and xenophobe graffiti. This happened twice in September to the Lausitzer Rundschau, a newspaper in Brandenburg state that has won awards for standing up to neo-Nazi activity and was already targeted in a similar fashion in 2013. The offices of the Nordkurier newspaper in the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern were targeted with neo-Nazi and anti-refugee graffiti and posters twice in December.It has meanwhile emerged that, for several years, Lower Saxony state’s domestic intelligence department has been illegally spying on well-known journalists who investigate neo-Nazi activities such as Andrea Roepke and Kai Budler. Since this spying came to light, these journalists have been fighting to get full access to the information gathered about them.Germany is ranked 14th out of 180 in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. For more details about the situation of journalists in Germany, see http://t1p.de/c9po.© JENS MEYER — AP Photo RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Germany GermanyEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Limerick Marine Search and Rescue

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first_imgEmma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Marine Search Rescue 01 Marine Search Rescue 51 Marine Search Rescue 10 NewsLimerick Marine Search and RescueBy Bernie English – April 23, 2014 902 WhatsApp #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Marine Search Rescue 64 Marine Search Rescue 37 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Marine Search Rescue 41 13.04.14Limerick Marine Search and Rescue. Picture: Alan Place. Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Linkedin Email Marine Search Rescue 13 Marine Search Rescue 26 Facebook Marine Search Rescue 30 Marine Search Rescue 19 TAGSmarineMusic Limerickrescuesearch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Twitter AMID all the sophisticated communication equipment that greets a visitor to the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue base on the Dock Road, there is a little stack of leaflets offering information on a counselling service for families bereaved by suicide.Sadly, the leaflet reflects what the team of volunteers encounters all too regularly. A person who has been overtaken by despair, if even for a moment, goes to the river and the rescue  unit is scrambled.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But if someone is in trouble, either by accident or design, the Limerick unit is one of the best prepared to get out there and help.The team is equipped and trained to the same standard as the professional coastguard service.They are on-call 24-7 and, when an emergency arises, they can be fully operational in under two minutes.There is a slipway just yards from the base which gives them instant access to the water and they have now put a boat on the Abbey River to deal with calls that end of the water.“We’re unique in that we know the river so well. An operation is a risk but it is a calculated risk,” explained rescue diver and coxswain John Broderick.Most of the calls are of sightings of people entering the water between Shannon Bridge and Sarsfield Bridge and by far the majority of emergencies happen between two and three am, “when the clubs empty out”, said dive supervisor Jimmy Connors.Once a call comes in, the first three people to reach the base – or the crew staying overnight in the station on-shift – will get a boat in the water, getting information as they go and beginning the search at the point where the person was last seen.The next person in will take over communications co-ordination and they are followed by another team that includes a swift water rescue swimmer and dive team.“The dive team goes in immediately if a person is not on the surface. If they have gone under, the best chance we have of recovery is if we find them quickly. We know the flow of the river. We go above the entry point and we search all the way down to where we know a person may go,” explained jimmy.If the person is not found straight away, then begins a highly professional operation which involves divers swimming in formation, roped together at arms length wearing special diving equipment.At the bottom of the river, visibility can be so low that the team can barely see in front of them. They are using their hands to sweep and feel for a body which may stuck in the deep, sticky mud at the bottom.They literally feel their way to finding a body which has often been in the water for a time.If a body is not recovered, searching may be scaled back “but we don’t give up. There are very few that we’ve never got. The longest time for a recovery was fifteen months,’ said Jimmy.All of the volunteers have been extensively trained but ‘rookie’ volunteers are not sent on expensive training courses immediately. First they learn everything there is to know about handling the boats.“They’re on probation for twelve months. We’ll see what commitment they give and watch their behaviour. But it’s only on an actual recovery that we know and they know if they are suited. We say you’re not a volunteer until your first recovery,” said Jimmy.On of the things the team is anxious to get across is their gratitude to the public and to others who support them.“We’re all volunteers so when we’re out there, rattling a bucket, ever cent that’s donated is ploughed back into the service. We couldn’t do what we do without the support we get,” said PRO Peter Hogan.“Nor could we do this without the support of our families. We are away so much and our families are putting up with that,” said John.But with all of the tragedy that goes with taking someone who has drowned out of the river, the team have many causes to celebrate.The volunteers take heart when they have a recovery that those who loved that person can have closure.“The buzz you get from a rescue is amazing,” said John.They team is clearly 100 per cent involved in what they do, regardless of the huge demands it makes on their time.“It’s in our blood,” said Jimmy. Marine Search Rescue 17 #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Print Previous articleNewsreel for Arts…Next articleSumo Cyco play Limerick’s Indie Week 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. Advertisement Marine Search Rescue 03 woman rescued from Shannon River Marine Search Rescue 52 Marine Search Rescue 38 Marine Search Rescue 59 Two rescued from the water overnightlast_img read more

The Long-Term Impact of Hazard Mitigation

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first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Loss Mitigation, News Previous: JPMorgan Raising Wages After Passage of Tax Reform Next: Home Prices to Continue Climbing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Long-Term Impact of Hazard Mitigation Benjamin Franklin once said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As regions such as Texas, Florida, California, and Puerto Rico struggle to recover from damaging natural disasters, the implications of those words for the mortgage, housing, and servicing industries are becoming very clear. Now a new report has thrown a spotlight on just how much that ounce of prevention can be worth in real-world terms.The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has issued a report entitled “Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report,” following up on a similar report originally published more than a decade earlier. With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) having singled out 2017 as the costliest year on record when it came to weather- and climate-related disasters, NIBS’ report takes a look at various hazard mitigation strategies that can be implemented to help cushion the impacts of such natural disasters.According to the report, federal mitigation funding through grant programs “can save the nation $6 in future disaster costs, for every $1 spent on hazard mitigation.” That’s quite a return on investment, and something worth considering as NOAA reports there were 16 weather- and climate-related U.S. disasters that each exceeded $1 billion in damages in 2017. The total cost of these disasters was $306.2 billion, according to NOAA, which easily surpassed the previous annual record of $214.8 billion set in 2005.The NIBS study drew its conclusions based on 23 years’ worth of federally funded mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It also found that designing buildings to exceed the International Code Council’s (ICC) model building codes could save the U.S. $4 for every $1 spent.The report concludes that that level of federal investment and building design upgrades could collectively “prevent 600 deaths, 1 million nonfatal injuries and 4,000 cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the long term.” Moreover, upgrading building standards would also generate more jobs—87,000 new long-term jobs, according to the NIBS report.The report recommends various different long-term mitigation strategies, including demolishing flood-prone buildings, adding hurricane or tornado shelters in affected areas, and replacing roofs and managing surrounding vegetation in order to minimize fire dangers.You can read the full report by the National Institute of Building Sciences by clicking here. About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: federal grants fires hazard mitigation hurricanes Loss Mitigation National Institute of Building Sciences Natural Disasters Related Articles The Long-Term Impact of Hazard Mitigation Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago federal grants fires hazard mitigation hurricanes Loss Mitigation National Institute of Building Sciences Natural Disasters 2018-01-23 David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 23, 2018 2,030 Views  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more