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June 9, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists September 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government blocks Google and Gmail, while promoting National Internet IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information The Iranian government announced yesterday that it has blocked access to Google and Gmail after receiving complaints about the anti-Islamic video “Innocence of Muslims. Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, the head of the committee that decides which websites should be blocked, said he had acted at the Iranian people’s request.Tests carried out by Reporters Without Borders in Iran indicate that the blocking is effective in some places but varies according to the province and the Internet Service Provider. So not all Iranian Internet users are affected. On the other hand, some VPNs (virtual private networks), which are used for circumventing censorship, are reportedly no long working.YouTube has been blocked in Iran since June 2009, when the authorities wanted to prevent the circulation of photos and videos of the crackdown on protests after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection. Previously, YouTube had been subject to targeted blocking and widespread filtering of videos that were not to the censors’ liking.The blocking of Gmail is conveniently timed because it coincides with the launch of a government-run “National Internet” and national email service with much rigorous methods for verifying the identity of users. So the real aim seems to be to get more Iranians to switch to the national service.All government offices and civil service department throughout the country are now connected to the national Internet network that became operational on 22 September.———21.09.2012 – Islamic Republic poised to launch national InternetIn the past few days, several Iranian officials have referred to the imminent launch of a national Internet, called “Our Own Internet” or “Halal Internet,” giving tomorrow as the date when it will finally begin operating.Officials have talked about the national Internet in the past but until now the launch has been repeatedly postponed. This time it seems that a proper operational system is to be unveiled although it will initially be used only by the government and civil service and will not be imposed on the entire population until a later stage.The regime has had technicians working on a “Halal Internet” since 2002, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration stepped up the process with the support of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, especially after various cyber-attacks on its nuclear installations.Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by the launch of this national network because, as well aiming to satisfy the security concerns cited by the authorities, it also aims to step up control of online information and surveillance of netizens, especially government opponents and human rights defenders.A national Internet that meets the approval of Iran’s censors could only be a highly censored and sanitized one with even more surveillance, as anonymity would be banned. Purged of political, social and religious criticism, it would serve only to glorify the regime and its leaders and would leave no space for dissent.For the time being, the authorities continue to maintain that the national and international Internets will exist side by side, but Reporters Without Borders fears that the public will sooner or later be confined to the national Internet while only the government and banking and financial institutions will retain the ability to connect to the international Internet.Iran needs to stay connected to the international Internet for its business and financial dealings. This model allows it to cut off the public’s access during crises without restricting access for political decision-makers and business executives. To this end, the authorities are likely to increase the cost of accessing the international network and reduce the connection speed, in order to persuade the public to use the faster and cheaper national network.Reporters Without Borders cautions the Iranian authorities against treating Iranian Internet users in a discriminatory fashion. It is also concerned that other countries will follow the Iranian example, jeopardizing the Internet’s integrity. Official statements – and corrections Iran’s minister of communications and information technology, Reza Taghi Poor, announced on 3 September that: “The first phase of the national information network, consisting of separating the internal network from the international network, has been completed in 28 of the country’s provinces. “There are two provinces left before we complete this phase, but by 22 September (the end of the month of Shahrivar in Iran), the two Internet networks, the international network and the national information network, will be accessible.”The communications minister added that “this network’s speed will initially be 8 MB per second, increasing subsequently to 20 MB per second.” He did not mention the speed of the connection to the international network.He qualified this on 18 September, saying: “The connection of the 42,000 civil service departments to the international network will be cut, but in this phase of the national information network, there will be no bandwidth availability for the public.” In other words, only the state sector will initially join the national Internet. First national Internet phase began last year The national Internet’s first phase already began last year when Iranian website servers were transferred to Iran. The Iranian parliament’s website, for example, was hosted on servers in the United States until last year. According to Iranian media, this phase has not yet been completed and several of the regime’s sensitive sites are still hosted abroad. Fars News, a news agency close to the Revolutionary Guards, still has its site hosted in Turkey.A national email service is now functional. This was announced in a text that the communications ministry sent to mobile phone owners at the start of September inviting them to use it (http://mail.iran.ir/register/?module=new). Applicants must provide their name, surname, address, phone number and national ID card number. The account takes 24 hours to be created – the time taken for the authorities to check the applicant’s identity, another step in the drive to eradicate online anonymity. Security and other grounds The grounds given by the government for creating a national Internet are the “danger of using foreign networks” over which they have no control, especially as regards data storage, and the need to protect the country against cyber-attacks, above all those targeting its nuclear programme, which Iran blames on the United States and Israel.But isolating the country from the international network could also allow the authorities to neutralize the censorship circumvention tools that have been developed abroad and to use a filtering system adapted to censorship needs.The authorities also argue that detouring via the international Internet in order to access domestic websites is “pointless.” Two months ago, the communications minister said: “To use the Internet in Iran you don’t need a connection to the international network in 95 percent of cases. Why, in order connect with a shopping mall in the next street, do you have to first leave the national network in order to come back to it immediately?”Creating a national Internet also addresses political and religious considerations. The government often accuses the Internet and social networks of being in the pay of western countries that use them to promote their values and enhance their international influence. By cutting Iran off at least partially, the regime demonstrates its determination to control the “values” circulating online.In practice, Iranians who do not dare or know how to circumvent the censors’ filters are already limited to a authorized version of the Internet, one that has been purged of political, social and religious criticism. Iran is on the list of “Enemies of the Internet” that Reporters Without Borders updates each year and is currently holding a total of 24 journalists and 18 netizens. National Internet as seen by Iranians An Iranian journalist told Reporters Without Borders: “This is a ploy by the regime. On the one hand, they are creating a national Internet with a good connection that only allows you to visit permitted websites. On the other, a weak and filtered connection to the international network. I don’t see why Iranian Internet users should accept this. At the moment, the regime needs money and I don’t think they are ready to lose Internet users and their subscriptions.”A blogger said: “The regime is under pressure and cannot cut Internet access altogether. But it has a two-fold strategy – speed and an increase in Internet charges. Those who want to have access to the international network will have to pay more. It’s a ‘soft’ way to deprive Internet users of their rights, without provoking international bodies.” News News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation to go further RSF_en
TAGSO’Malleys self portrait by Peter O’MalleyLIMERICK singer/ songwriter and O’Malley-in-Chief Peter Donnelly has released a new song called ‘If Jesus had a Notion’. Peter explains that his song is “not about picking sides in the great religious debate, just wondering if either or all exist, why don’t they turn up at any of my gigs?”The song comes with his self drawn video which perfectly follows the ebb and flow of the song. Peter told Limerick Post that he used, “ one of those kids drawing games, on my tablet and just recorded it on a camera.”The song is home recorded, almost live and asks a few pertinent questions about the world we live in today right from the opening lines,“If Jesus loves a tryer, why is there no disciples at my gigs. If the Devil loves some hot guitar, he don’t show it when I play those pretty licks.”Peter heads to mainland Europe on tour in February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up News#newmusic PETER O’MALLEY – ‘If Jesus had a Notion’By Eric Fitzgerald – January 21, 2015 596 Peter Donnelly Art Exhibition online now RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Facebook Email Print Previous articleHome helps hold ‘Right to Work’ protestNext articleMove was 100% a rugby decision admits JJ Hanrahan Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond.
Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. Home / Daily Dose / CFPB: Some Mortgage Servicers Violated New Servicing Rules Examiners from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that some mortgage servicers violated federal laws while supervising for compliance, CFPB announced recently.CFPB examiners found that some servicers failed to oversee the activities of service providers. CFPB’s new mortgage servicing rules that went into effect in January 2014 specifically require servicers to have a set of policies and procedures in place to oversee the activities of service providers, who are often contracted for the purpose of developing or marketing additional products. Failure to oversee the activities of service providers who are not familiar with CFPB’s rules can result in harm to the consumer.The CFPB investigation also revealed that some servicers unfairly delayed permanent loan modifications. The examiners found that some servicers delayed the conversion process from a trial loan modification into a permanent loan modification, thus preventing the consumer from receiving all the benefits that a permanent loan modification offers.The third violation of the mortgage servicing rules that CFPB examiners uncovered was some servicers deceived consumers about the status of their permanent loan modifications. Examiners found that some servicers failed to execute permanent loan modification agreements which had been signed and returned to them by borrowers. The servicers instead waited a period of time, then sent the borrowers updated agreements with different terms, thus affecting the borrowers’ payment and, in some cases, whether or not the borrower could accept the revised modification based on financial means and budgets.In addition to these servicer violations, CFPB examiners found that some consumer reporting agencies were not adequately tracking and resolving consumer complaints, and they found at least one debt collector that was charging consumers with illegal fees and threating litigation it had no intention of pursuing.CFPB’s issued the new mortgage servicing rules as a means of protection for struggling borrowers and for homeowners from servicing runarounds, and since then the Bureau has issued two warning bulletins to mortgage servicers regarding the servicing transfer rules. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rules 2014-10-29 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea CFPB: Some Mortgage Servicers Violated New Servicing Rules The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: LoanLogics Introduces Time-Saving Signature Audit Tool Next: Fed Announces End of QE3 Asset Purchase Program Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rules October 29, 2014 1,040 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
News UpdatesDelhi High Court Refuses To Quash Criminal Defamation Case Against Arun Purie And Others Filed By Former Indian Diplomat LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 April 2021 12:19 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court dismissed a petition filed by former India Today Editor-in -Chief Arun Purie and others seeking to quash a defamation complaint lodged against him by a former Indian Diplomat in relation to an article published in India Today Magazine in 2007. The news article ‘Mission Misconduct’ reported about the allegations against the then Indian deputy consul general in Edinburgh,…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?LoginThe Delhi High Court dismissed a petition filed by former India Today Editor-in -Chief Arun Purie and others seeking to quash a defamation complaint lodged against him by a former Indian Diplomat in relation to an article published in India Today Magazine in 2007. The news article ‘Mission Misconduct’ reported about the allegations against the then Indian deputy consul general in Edinburgh, O.P. Bhola.The Article reported that “allegations of soliciting sexual favour leading to a probe which revealed financial irregularities and fudging of bills. Consequently, the official is back in India and is facing disciplinary action”.Before the High Court, Arun Poorie contended that as per Section 7 of Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867, normally an editor, printer can only be prosecuted. As he is the editor-in-chief, he could never be prosecuted. Rejecting this contention, Justice Yogesh Khanna observed:The argument per Section 7 of Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 normally an editor can only be prosecuted cannot be adhered to. In K.M.Mathew vs. K.A.Abrahem and Ors. AIR 2002 SC 2989, wherein the complainant has alleged either Managing Editor, Chief Editor or Resident Editor had knowledge and were responsible for publishing defamatory matters in respect of newspaper publication and in none of these cases the Editor had come forward and pleaded guilty to the effect he was the person responsible for selecting the alleged defamatory matter published, the Supreme Court held it was a matter of evidence in each case and if the complaint is allowed to proceed only against the editor whose name is printed in the newspaper against whom there is a statutory presumption under Section 7 of the Act and in case such editor succeeds in proving that he was not the editor having control over the selection of alleged libelous matter published in the newspaper, the complainant would be left without any remedy left to redress the arguments against the real culprits.Yet another contention was that the news item merely reported the facts and hence it cannot be said to be defamatory. The court noted that the complainant was later exonerated from all allegations, but with the publication of the article, he was allegedly defamed in the eyes of his wife, his family, his friends and colleagues and society, in India and all over the world, as alleged. “Till date, even during his retired life, the contents of the defamatory article published by the petitioner allegedly haunt him and he is vigorously pursuing litigation.”, the court said.Rejecting the challenge against summoning order, the court said that it was after due enquiry, the summons were issued by the Magistrate to the accused. Dismissing the petition, the court said that the allegations and counter allegations made by the parties raise disputed question of facts and cannot be dwelled into under Section 482 Cr.P.C jurisdiction.The court also dismissed the petition filed by Saurabh Shukla who was working as correspondent of the Magazine.Click here to Read/Download OrderNext Story
Back to overview,Home naval-today Japanese Escort Task Group Commander Boards ITS Andrea Doria September 3, 2014 View post tag: Task View post tag: Group View post tag: africa View post tag: Naval View post tag: europe View post tag: ESCORT Japanese Escort Task Group Commander Boards ITS Andrea Doria View post tag: Commander The Japanese Escort Task Group is composed of the flagship, JS Takanami, which is deployed as part of Combined Maritime Forces CTF-151, and the Japanese Destroyer JS Onami, which escorts merchant vessels in national convoys through the Gulf of Aden.During the visit both officers were able to discuss common issues and come to agreements on future cooperation.“Visits like the one today with Captain Okawa are vital to ensure good cooperation and coordination with other nation’s forces. They also help to build a mutual understanding of our partners’ capabilities and processes,” stated Admiral Rando after the meeting.As part of the meeting at sea members of the Japanese Commander’s staff were briefed on EU Naval Force whilst members of the Force Headquarters embarked in Andrea Doria were able to visit the Takanami via the Japanese Destroyer’s embarked helicopter to receive a brief conducted by the Japanese staff.Combined Maritime Forces CTF-151’s mission is to disrupt piracy and armed robbery at sea and to engage with regional and other partners to build capacity and improve relevant capabilities in order to protect global maritime commerce and secure freedom of navigation. In conjunction with NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield and the European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR), and together with independently deployed naval ships, CTF 151 work to combat piracy off the Coast of Somalia.[mappress]Press Release, September 03, 2014; Image: EU Navfor On Tuesday 2 September the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, welcomed the Commander of the Japanese Escort Task Group, Captain Tsutomu Okawa, on board the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria. Both ships are conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: ITS Andrea Doria View post tag: Boards View post tag: Navy View post tag: Japanese Share this article
View post tag: vertical Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Vertical Replenishment aboard Green Bay An MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter conducts a vertical replenishment on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The operation was conducted on July 5 in the Indian Ocean.Green Bay, along with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), left, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group.The vessels are on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.Image: US Navy July 9, 2015 Authorities View post tag: Green Bay View post tag: Navy View post tag: Replenishment Share this article View post tag: Naval Image of the Day: Vertical Replenishment aboard Green Bay View post tag: News by topic
IS IT TRUE if the City of Evansville’s books and records are so clean according to the Mayor and his City Controller why does it take one year and two months for the people to really know the findings of the State Board of Accounts audit of the City of Evansville?IS IT TRUE last week Federal IRS agents were at the Civic Center for a couple of days looking at 1099 and W-9 tax forms? …our Civic Center “Moles” tell us that the Federal IRS agents are looking at these forms in an extremely organized manner? …the Federal IRS agents visit was unscheduled? …. that IRS Form W-9 (Rev. December 2014) Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification?IS IT TRUE we heard that an official from the Winnecke administration asked some of his State and Federal political buddies to find out why the Special Agents of the Division of the Office of the Special Inspector General For The Troubled Asset Relief Program are doing an investigations of the spending of TARP Funds in Evansville?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that officials from the Division of the Office of the Special Inspector General For The Troubled Asset Relief Program are planning to revisit Evansville at the end of this month?IS IT TRUE that the past Evansville DMD Director bragged that he was well-connected with City and State officials in Indianapolis? …we wonder if he knows Reggie Walton, the DMD official who is sentenced to nine years in prison for his alleged felonious acts as Director of the Capitol City’s Land Bank?IS IT TRUE investigators of the not-for-profit Evansville Brownfields Corp will be meeting again with present and former city officials near the end of this month? .. .we understand from a very good source that most of the current officials are using the services of a city paid attorney to protect their interests? …we have heard that John Friend, Al Lindsey, Dr. Dan Adams and Connie Robinson have not engaged in hiring legal counsel,? … they must feel fine about answering questions from investigators without assistance from city paid legal counsel because they have nothing to hide?IS IT TRUE that we have been impressed with the changes we have seen in the Evansville Courier and Press under it’s newest ownership? … the new Courier and Press are reporting news that is less than flattering to the Winnecke administration and City Council ?IS IT TRUE we would like to see Brad Byrd do the same kind of interview with Jonathon Weaver that he did with Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley and John Friend CPA when they faced allegations of improper behavior?…We believe that the allegations made by the Courier and Press Editor Tim Elhridge concerning Weaver are as serious as the ones they faced,? …Missy Mosby stated at last Monday night City Council meeting that that Mr. Elthridge comments about Mr. Weaver were slanderous? … by Mr. Weaver appearing on the Bryd Byrd show he will be able to defend the allegations leveled against him by the Courier and Press Editor are incorrect?IS IT TRUE the way to be able to speak at City Council meetings is to ask the City Clerk to put you down as an “agenda item” ? …if someone is officially on the agenda, there are no restrictions on how much time may be utilized to address the Council, Commission, or Board? …the Chair of the meeting can decide and govern the speaking time, but in reality there are no legal restrictions on someone addressing the Council, Commission, or Board?IS IT TRUE the City Council unanimously agreed that Evansville Brownfields would hold the lease on the downtown hotel?…We wonder about the wisdom of this decision, and wonder why using the non-profit as a “pass through” will serve the cause of transparency?IS IT TRUE that CCO is doing in-depth research on some questions raised by our posters over the last few days, and will be publishing our findings in the coming days?… That some of these questions are leading us down potentially enlightening paths concerning some new public officials and their questionable connections and claims?IS IT TRUE we are asking our readers to “like page and share” on Facebook and encourage friends and family to do so, as well?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: DO YOU FEEL THAT GEORGE LUMLEY REQUESTS FOR PAST BROWNFIELD CORP. AUDITS SHOULD HAD BEEN DENIED?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail