Mediterranean Sea Tragedy: 300 Migrants Missing

first_img February 11, 2015 View post tag: Migrants View post tag: Mediterranean View post tag: News by topic View post tag: sea View post tag: Tragedy View post tag: 300 The UN refugee agency reported that some 300 people are confirmed missing after the tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea.After Monday’s rescue attempts by the Italian Coast Guard, reports were gathered by UNHCR from the Italian Coast Guard and the survivors in Lampedusa the number of missing people.They were among migrants and refugees mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa who had left the coast of Libya in four dinghies.Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR Europe Bureau Director, said:This is a tragedy on an enormous scale and a stark reminder that more lives could be lost if those seeking safety are left at the mercy of the sea. Saving lives should be our top priority. Europe cannot afford to do too little too late.Initial reports had suggested some 29 refugees and migrants died on Sunday on one dinghy. More than 110 survivors have landed in Lampedusa, after being rescued by Italian coastguards and a merchant vessel. They confirmed to UNHCR that they had left on Saturday from Libya on rubber dinghies and had been at sea for days, without food and water. Only two out of 107 passengers survived on a dinghy, and 7 out of 109 people on another one. The fourth one was reported to UNHCR by survivors, which is still missing. The youngest of the missing was a 12 year old boy.UNHCR reiterates its concern about the lack of a strong search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean. Europe’s Triton operation, which is run by the European border protection agency Frontex, is not focused on search and rescue and is not providing the necessary tools to cope with the scale of the crises. Saving lives must be a priority for the European Union.At least 218,000 people, including both migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean in 2014 and this trend is expected to continue in 2015.Image: Italian Navy View post tag: missing Back to overview,Home naval-today Mediterranean Sea Tragedy: 300 Migrants Missing View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Mediterranean Sea Tragedy: 300 Migrants Missing Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

CFPB plows ahead with public consumer complaint database

first_imgIndustry vows to halt publishing unverified, anonymous gripes.by: Trey GarrisonDespite numerous objections from the mortgage finance industry and some basic reasoning that publishing unvetted, anonymous complaints on a government website could be problematic, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving ahead with its plan for opening its consumer complaint database to the public.When consumers submit a complaint to the CFPB, they now have the option to share their version of the interaction on the CFPB’s public-facing Consumer Complaint Database.Businesses complained about will have little recourse to respond to or deny the complaints, and could face sanctions for violating financial privacy if they post consumer-specific evidence that is contrary to the claim.Under the proposed plan, the CFPB employs no mechanism to verify the complaints, beyond that there was an interaction between the complaining party and the company named. This action marks the second time in recent memory the regulatory agency has moved ahead on an initiative despite industry concerns. It has kept its mortgage tracker tool up despite numerous problems cited by the industry. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

FA Cup: Reds, Toffees light up Anfield in derby

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool vs. Everton Venue:Anfield Stadium Kick off: 5:01PMLiverpool will look to replicate their astonishing Premier League form in the FA Cup when they meet local rivals Everton in the third round this afternoon. Jurgen Klopp’s men are cruising at the top of the table, while the Toffees are enjoying a resurgence of form under new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Thursday’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield United handed Liverpool the incredible record of going a full calendar year without losing a game in the Premier League. The result leaves the Merseyside club 13 points ahead of closest challengers Leicester City with a game in hand, leading many to believe that the title is already destined for Anfield. However, while Liverpool’s resurgence in the league and in Europe has been remarkable, such success has not replicated itself in the FA Cup during the Klopp era. Since the 2015-16 campaign, Liverpool have not gone beyond the fourth round, exiting the competition at that stage on three occasions and losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round last term. Having not won the accolade since 2006, supporters will hope that their team places greater emphasis on going deeper in this competition – starting with a tantalising meeting with their biggest rivals under the lights today. For Everton, it was their last visit to Anfield in December – a 5-2 defeat – that put the nail in the coffin for former manager Marco Silva, who was sacked soon after. Since then, however, the Toffees have discovered a sense of rhythm that seemed to elude Silva and his players from the moment the 2019-20 campaign kicked off. Following a galvanising victory over Chelsea under caretaker boss Darren Ferguson, the club secured the services of Champions League winner Ancelotti in what must be viewed as a masterful piece of recruitment. The Italian has exerted an immediate impact, recording a pair of dominant victories over Burnley and Newcastle United ahead of performing impressively during a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad. Indeed, Ancelotti will point to the organisation and energy of that performance as a blueprint for how Everton must negotiate the trip to Anfield this weekend. Liverpool possible XI: Adrian, Hoever, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Elliot. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Kean.Tags: AnfieldEvertonFA CupJurgen KloppLiverpoolToffeeslast_img read more