RSF relieved by German journalist’s release in Syria

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the release of a German freelance journalist who had been held hostage in Syria since October 2015 and who gave birth while in captivity. She and her baby arrived in Turkey yesterday. September 29, 2016 RSF relieved by German journalist’s release in Syria Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses July 10, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information “We are delighted to learn that this German journalist has been finally been freed almost a year after being abducted by an armed group in Syria,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“Although we do not yet know the identity of her kidnappers or the exact circumstances of her release, we remind all parties to the conflict in Syria of their duty to protect civilians, including journalists. Syria continues to be the world’s deadliest countries for media personnel.”The German foreign ministry issued a statement yesterday evening announcing that the journalist and her baby had been freed and had arrived safe and sound in Turkey. She was already pregnant when captured by unidentified individuals in Syria in October 2015. The foreign ministry thanked the Turkish government for its cooperation. It also thanked its international partners for their efforts.Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, the armed group formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, issued a statement claiming that it helped to free the journalist from captivity by a small armed group, which it did not name. RSF is not in a position to confirm the accuracy of Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham’s claim.The head of RSF’s German section, Christian Mihr, said: “We owe thanks and appreciation to the German authorities who have managed to avert an end like James Foley’s for this abduction.”Mihr added: “We hope that those responsible for crimes like these will be held accountable sooner rather than later. This will be the only way to break the cycle of impunity encouraging others to commit ever new crimes against journalists.”Last year, RSF asked the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Syria and Iraq, where war crimes are being committed against journalists, to the International Criminal Court.According to RSF’s tally, around 200 journalists and citizen journalists have been killed since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011, 14 of them in 2016. American journalist Austin Tice is still missing in Syria since he disappeared in 2012. Syria is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses to go further Follow the news on Syria RSF_en RSF supports lawsuit accusing Assad regime of murdering US journalist Marie Colvin News Organisation Al-Jazeera reporter killed by Russian air strike News News Constant threats against journalists in Syria News July 12, 2016 Find out more June 29, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

PureFacts Accelerates Growth by Hiring Fortune 500 Seasoned Executive as Chief Revenue Officer

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– PureFacts Financial Solutions, a leading global provider of fees, reporting, AI-powered predictive analytics and consulting solutions for the wealth management and asset management industry, announced that Wai-Ming Yu has joined as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005251/en/ Wai-Ming Yu, Chief Revenue Officer, PureFacts Financial Solutions (Photo: Business Wire) An accomplished senior executive, Wai brings over 25 years of experience, including being a Partner at Accenture, the Chief Digital, Product, and Marketing Officer at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and the Founder and CEO of ALVALUE Consulting. Her expertise in creating and implementing meaningful client-centric solutions is crucial to PureFacts’ commitment to anticipating their clients’ needs and providing the next generation of valuable wealthtech solutions. “Hiring Wai, an industry professional with such an impressive track record, reflects our firm’s commitment to continuing to build a top-tier team to provide the best total solutions and outstanding service for our clients. I’m thrilled to have Wai join us to accelerate our growth agenda, scale our global business, and provide innovative market-leading solutions.” – Robert Madej, PureFacts Founder & CEO “I’m proud to join the PureFacts family and be part of a company that constantly seeks ways to do better for its clients, employees, and the communities it serves. In the current economy, PureFacts’ products and services are more relevant than ever before and integral to helping consumers achieve financial security to live their best lives. PureFacts’ mission is worthy, bold, and timely—I’m humbled and honoured by the opportunity.” – Wai-Ming Yu, PureFacts CRO The addition of a new CRO builds on an exceptional growth trajectory for PureFacts that saw the company successfully acquire two companies during the past nine months to become a truly global firm: Boston-based VennScience and Zurich-based Quartal Financial Solutions. About PureFacts Ranked a WealthTech100 Company, PureFacts provides enterprise wealth management and asset management solutions for the financial services industry in Canada, United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. They provide clients with transformational fees, reporting, predictive insights and consulting solutions by leveraging their expertise in data aggregation, complex calculations, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. www.purefacts.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005251/en/ CONTACT: Rajini McRae PureFacts President [email protected] KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE FINANCE CONSULTING BANKING DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SOURCE: PureFacts Financial Solutions Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:05 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:05 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005251/en Twittercenter_img TAGS  PureFacts Accelerates Growth by Hiring Fortune 500 Seasoned Executive as Chief Revenue Officer Previous articleKitewheel Issues State of the Retail Industry Report Examining Consumption Trends, New Expectations, and SolutionsNext articleCrystal Blockchain : les plateformes P2P ont besoin de régulation pour réduire le risque de blanchiment d’argent Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

All Year Management in default on $170 million Brooklyn mortgage

first_imgTagsbushwickdefaultsforeclosuresTel Aviv Stock Exchange JPMorgan Chase, the senior lender on the property, claims that the developer has been in technical default since November 2019, even though All Year has continued to pay on time, because of a variety of administrative issues, such as an excess of mechanic’s liens, lack of reserves and missing reporting, according to TASE documents filed Sunday. Since then, All Year has accrued $9.3 million in interest.JLL will market the property on behalf of Mack. The foreclosure sale is scheduled for Feb. 5.[Commercial Observer] — Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Denizen Bushwick at 54 Noll Street (Photo via Google Maps)All Year Management is in some new trouble.The company’s prime rental property is already scheduled for a Uniform Commercial Code foreclosure sale in February. Now, All Year is also in default on its $170 million mortgage, according to the Commercial Observer.The second phase of the 750-unit rental complex, named Denizen Bushwick, faces foreclosure on the mezzanine interest because All Year, led by Yoel Goldman, failed to make payments on a $65 million mezzanine loan from Mack Real Estate.Read moreAll Year faces foreclosure on part of Bushwick apartment complexAll Year falls behind on $118M mortgageAll Year nears $650M financing for Bushwick luxury rentals Share via Shortlinklast_img read more