Official website’s inaccessibility raises questions about information transparency

first_img to go further News August 16, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Official website’s inaccessibility raises questions about information transparency Organisation RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia June 2, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruptioncenter_img News Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more News The website of the Russian Centre for the Protection of Forests, also known as Roslesozashchita (www.rcfh.ru), has been inaccessible since 13 August, shortly after it contradicted the government by reporting that forest fires had reached areas that were contaminated by radiation during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.Roslesozashchita, an agriculture ministry offshoot, reported last week that there were fires on around 4,000 hectares of land that were contaminated, including 300 hectares in the Bryansk areas, which is very close to Chernobyl.The reports posted on the agency’s website contradicted the government’s reassuring comments. The ministry of emergencies insisted that the forest fires sweeping much of the region had not reached any of the areas affected by Chernobyl. Shortly before the site went down on 13 August, emergencies minister Sergei Shoigu criticised “unclear information from an unclear website.”The website’s inaccessibility is highly suspect. Reporters Without Borders wonders whether the Russian authorities simply blocked access because the information it was posting was proving to be very embarrassing.Greenpeace Russia has meanwhile said that the current level of radioactivity poses no health risk.last_img read more

Mark Goldstein Continues His Ride Across America to Benefit HEAR Center

first_img ShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes On May 21st, Mark Goldstein left Boston, Massachusetts in pursuit of Santa Monica, CA. He plans on averaging 70 to 80 miles per day and will take the time to experience new cities with his family as he rides along. Goldstein is a former client who visited HEAR Center in the 1980s, and was inspired to combine his passion for cycling with his passion for helping others. Now in the 17th day of his ride, Goldstein has ridden through Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois. Photos of the sights he has seen with his family can be found on his social media pages.HEAR Center is the only nonprofit of its kind in Los Angeles County, providing free hearing and speech screenings to over 6,000 individuals and counting this year! They also provide free follow-up evaluations at HEAR Center’s office for those children who fail their screening and whose families cannot afford their required care. These services as well as HEAR Center’s sliding scale and no-cost rates are funded in part by local foundations and individual donations as well as revenue generated by hearing aid sales.HEAR Center has set a goal of raising $5,000 through Mark’s Ride. To date, we have received about 50% of our goal. Donations to help HEAR Center reach its goal during Mark’s Ride can be made at: www.hearcenter.org/donate.If you would like to follow Mark on his Ride Across America, follow him on social media at @markscyclesoflife on Facebook and Instagram. HEAR Center will also be sharing his updates on all of its social media handles: @HEARCenter on Facebook and Twitter, @hearcenter54 on Instagram.For more information about HEAR Center and the services it provides, please visit www.hearcenter.org or contact HEAR Center at (626) 796-2016 or [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News People Mark Goldstein Continues His Ride Across America to Benefit HEAR Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 2:48 pmcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

‘Online Buyers’ Contribute to Growing Home Sales

first_img Share 2Save  Print This Post About Author: Chuck Green Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: FHFA: Forbearance Plans Dominated May Foreclosure-Prevention Actions Next: COVID Relief’s ‘Unanticipated Side Effect’ in the MBS Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News August 20, 2020 1,268 Views ‘Online Buyers’ Contribute to Growing Home Sales Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home Prices 2020-08-20 Christina Hughes Babb Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Tagged with: Home Prices Home / Daily Dose / ‘Online Buyers’ Contribute to Growing Home Sales Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home sales in July parachuted 8.7% over the same time last year, putting the breaks on a run of year-over-year sales drops stemming from COVID-19, according to ReMax National Housing report for July 20.The lowest Months Supply of Inventory (1.7 months) in the 12-year history of the report aside, July’s market was on an insatiable roll, establishing a record for the greatest number of home sales—in any month—among the report’s 53 metro markets. In fact, contrasted to the end of May, when the year-to-date total was 8.9% behind last year’s pace, home sales are merely 4.8% below last year. At this point, in four of the seven months of the year, monthly sales have surpassed last year. At 20, Omaha, Nebraska was atop the list of metro areas with the fewest number of days on the market. Following were Cincinnati, Ohio, 24, and Seattle, Washington, 25. Conversely, Des Moines, Iowa lingered on the market for the highest number of days, 24, with Augusta, Maine coming it at 91, and Miami, Florida, 90.Compared to last month, among July’s survey of 53 metro areas, there was a spike of 18.6% in the overall average number of days of homes sales. What’s more, contrasted to last July it parachuted 8.7%. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania led the year-over-year sales percentage hikes at +25.9%, followed by Des Moines, Iowa, +25.2%, and Denver, Colorado, +22.3%.The median of all 53 metro Median Sales Prices was $285,000 in July, a bounce of 3.4% from June 2020. It was accelerated 8.6% from last year. At -4.0%, Honolulu, Hawaii was the lone mero area to experience a drop in the year-over-year median price sales. Birmingham, Alabama, +17.1%, Augusta, Maine, +14.1%, and Indianapolis, Indiana, +14.0%, paced 22 metro areas with year-over-year jumps.Adam Contos, RE/MAX Holdings CEO, said the sharp acceleration in July sales—the best month of home sales in the country’s history—further reflects the “remarkable recovery” of the housing in the eye of the pandemic. “Home sales typically peak in May or June, but this year we’re seeing an overlap of the spring and summer markets. “A significant ongoing challenge for many: finding a home. Along those lines, compared to July 2019, there was a 30,1% spiral in July inventory this year, which topped the record. Additionally, it was the ninth consecutive month of double-digit, year—over-year, dips. December 2017 and January and February 2018 were the sole three months with lower inventory totals two winters ago.Also history-setting, July’s 1.7 Months of Inventory marked only the second month in the history of the report with a supply under two months. Typically, during the summer, housing inventory is at its apex.Perhaps not surprisingly, more buyers are shifting online in light of a greater number of distressed sales resulting from foreclosure moratoriums and forbearances stemming from COVID-19.A growing number of Multiple Listing Services and real estate brokerages are cancelling all open houses while placing common-sense limits on property showings, appraisals and closing appointments, all of which typically require some degree of person-to-person interaction, said Auction.com VP, Market Economic Daren Blomquist. “These preventative measures will likely throw a wet blanket on retail home sales and price appreciation in the coming months, depending on how extreme, widespread and lengthy those measures turn out to be.”Blomquist said properties available for online auction accounted for more than 50% of individual property page views on the Auction.com website on March 18—the first day this year that online REO auction properties have accounted for more than half of all property page views. The share of page views for online REO auctions has continued to trend higher since then, hitting a new high of 65% on March 31. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more