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China: RSF welcomes the awarding of Swedish PEN Prize to detained publisher Gui Minhai

first_img News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) commends the awarding of Swedish PEN’s 2019 Tucholsky Prize to Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, arbitrarily detained in China since 2015 despite serious health concerns. Help by sharing this information to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more November 20, 2019 China: RSF welcomes the awarding of Swedish PEN Prize to detained publisher Gui Minhai RSF_en News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Organisation Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesInternational bodies DisappearancesImprisonedImpunityUnited Nations June 10, 2021 Find out more News ChinaSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesInternational bodies DisappearancesImprisonedImpunityUnited Nations In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 7, 2021 Find out more Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, 55, arbitrarily detained in China and still awaiting a trial date after having been kidnapped in Thailand in 2015, was awarded the 2019 Tucholsky Prize on Friday November 15th by the Swedish PEN, an association promoting freedom of speech. Sweden’s Culture and Democracy Minister Amanda Lind handed out the prize despite open threats from Chinese Ambassador in Sweden Gui Congyou.“The case of Gui Minhai reminds us that a citizen of the European Union can be kidnapped and detained for four years without any valid reason and in total impunity by Beijing,” denounces Erik Halkjaer, the president of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Sweden. Cédric Alviani, head of Reporters Without Border (RSF) East Asia Bureau, urges the international community “to increase pressure on China to obtain the release of Gui Minhai and all other journalists and bloggers detained.”Gui Minhai is the last detained of the five “Causeway Bay booksellers” that were abducted by the Chinese regime in 2015. He is currently detained for alleged “illegal business operations,” “disclosure of state secrets ” and for “illegally spending time with foreign diplomats.” In 2017, the Chinese authorities prevented him from seeing a doctor proposed by his embassy despite symptoms corresponding to a serious neurological disease.RSF has called multiple times for Gui Minhai’s release, and has submitted his case to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD).China, with at least 120 journalists behind bars, ranks 177th out of 180 countries and territories in the RSF World Press Freedom Index 2019. In stark contrast, Sweden is ranked 3rd. Newslast_img read more

Hispanic Influence on the Housing Market

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Hispanic Influence on the Housing Market Related Articles Share 1Save 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, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Hispanic Influence on the Housing Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2019-07-15 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Hispanics are one of the fastest growing group of homeowners in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reports. WSJ states that Hispanics are experiencing the largest homeownership gains of any ethnic group in the U.S., bouncing back from a 50-year low in 2015. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that HIspanic homeownership has increased by 3.3 percentage points since 2015, compared to the overall U.S. homeownership rate increase of 1.3 percentage points since the homeownership rate bottomed out in 2016.The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) states that Hispanics accounted for the majority of new U.S. homeowner gains over the past decade, making up nearly 63% of total gains.  “The housing market would look very different today if it weren’t for a tidal wave of Latino home buyers,” Gary Acosta, NAHREP’s co-founder and Chief Executive told WSJ.Despite the increases in homeownership, Hispanic homeowners are still at high risk of foreclosure, especially for those who took advantage of risky loans during the housing crisis. According to Zillow, homes in Hispanic neighborhoods were 2.5 times more likely to be foreclosed upon than homes in white communities between 2007 and 2015, after hispanics and blacks saw significant gains in homeownership as lenders targeted minority buyers with these risky loans, eventually leading to foreclosure. A study from Clever.com revealed the racial disparities among mortgage applicants. According to the study, African-Americans are twice as likely to be denied a mortgage when controlling for income, and African-Americans (105%) and Hispanics (78%) were more likely to use high-cost mortgages to purchase a home.Looking at borrowers by race, it indicated that “mortgage applicants are predominantly white.” Out of the sample of 1.7 million applicants analyzed by Clever.com, more than 1.4 million mortgage applicants were white, compared to 80,442 African Americans, 93,762 Asian Americans, 29,293 American Indians, and 15,645 Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago July 15, 2019 1,645 Views About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: A New Approach to Affordable Housing Next: HUD Announces Residential Reverse Mortgage Sale  Print This Post 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. Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Job prospects dependent on major, minor

first_imgGeorgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce recently released Hard Times, a report on the link between college majors, unemployment rates and earnings, concluding that not all college degrees create equal opportunities after graduation.Though recent college graduates have a 9 percent unemployment rate, the study found some majors offer considerably better employment prospects than others.Statistics from recent college graduates show education, health care, business and professional services industries yield the lowest unemployment rates, whereas unemployment is highest in architecture, humanities and liberal arts majors.Carl Martellino, executive director and associate dean of the Career Center, said this study does not change the way the Career Center advises students because the economy is always changing.“The economy goes up and down, and each [major] gets its turn,” Martellino said. “That statement regarding high unemployment rates for architecture majors may change a year from now, so it’s hard to pick one major and look at economy at one point in time.”Martellino said students’ anxieties about job security is not new, and the important thing for students to focus on now is getting job experience as soon as possible through internships.“What is important are internships, where students take their experience from the classroom and gain writing, analytical and critical thinking skills,” Martellino said.Lori Shreve Blake, director of Alumni Career Services, said this information should not change what students should consider when choosing their major, although it should encourage them to further research their interests.“For students struggling with their major, we [first] ask what their interests are and then give them information and research guides to look into different industries,” Blake said.Blake suggests Hoover’s Online Vault, which provides detailed descriptions of corporations. Students can access it through ConnectSC, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook and USC’s net dictionary.“Students need to research the profession and talk to the alumni who are in those jobs, and the Trojan Network database has more than 8,000 alumni who are willing to talk with students about careers,” Blake said.Some students, however, still feel anxiety about entering the job market after graduation.Myrna Ayoub, a senior majoring in architecture, which has a 13.9 percent unemployment rate, credits USC with teaching her technical skills and helping her get internships every summer. On the other hand, she said she is not sure if she will be employed when she leaves college.“I feel prepared, but the economy is not prepared to take all of us,” Ayoub said. “We have all the tools, but there aren’t enough jobs to support everyone coming out.”Vidal Woods, a freshman majoring in international relations, which has a 4.8 percent unemployment rate, said he worries about whether he will get a job that is high-paying enough after graduation.“USC offers plenty of opportunities to students for internships and connections with people in the work force,” Woods said. “What I would be worried about is salary — not will I get a job, but will I make enough money to survive on my own.”Other students said they are confident about with their ability to get a job given their choice of major.Catherine Barth, a sophomore majoring in kinesiology, which has a 1.8 percent unemployment rate, said she chose her major because health workers are always needed, and she feels secure because USC has connections with local hospitals.“As a pre-health major, I feel really secure,” Barth said. “The reason why I chose USC was because it is so connected with this area in [Los Angeles], such as the Los Angeles Hospital.”Barth said she thinks she will have job opportunities when she graduates.“USC has prepared me coming out of college with job opportunities and connections,” Barth said. “USC has the most competitive programs in the nation and going out into the real world, students are recognized for being a pre-med major at USC — employers recognize the name.”Despite the new information regarding majors, Blake said employers are now looking to hire more than ever, and they are coming to USC to seek future employees.“The economy is getting better and USC is the university of choice for many companies,” Blake said. “Companies come unsolicited to us and they come for one reason: because we are USC.”last_img read more