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Skye Shelter Fund PLC (SKYESH.ng) 2011 Abridged Report

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first_imgSFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileSFS Real Estate Investment Trust is a close-ended Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme in Nigeria which pools funds for the primary purpose of investing in income-generating real estate. This includes residential homes, residential apartments, office blocks, shopping malls and warehouses. The Fund managers are dedicated to developing and/or acquiring high-quality stock of properties in select locations in Nigeria. They will also make opportunist investments in joint venture developments in partnership with reputable developers. Typically, the Skye Shelter Fund invests 75% in real estate and 25% is invested in real estate related investments such as mortgages, real estate backed securities and real estate related equities. This portion includes a 10% allocation to cash for liquidity purposes. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. SFS Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) 2015 Annual Report

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first_imgConstance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileConstance Hotels Services Limited is a Mauritian company engaged in the management and ownership of hotels and resorts that include Ultimate hotels and Unique resorts in the Indian Ocean. The Ultimate hotels collection includes Constance Le Prince Maurice- Mauritius, Constance Lemuria- Seychelles and Constance Halaveli- Maldives whilst the company’s Unique resorts collection includes Constance Belle Mare Plage- Mauritius, Constance Ephelia- Seychelles, Constance Moofushi- Maldives and Constance Tsarabanjina- Madagascar. Constance Hotels Services Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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El líder de la Comunión debe hacer posible la misión,…

By on June 20, 2021

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 7, 2012 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest El arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams pronuncia su alocución presidencial al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano durante el oficio de Oración Vespertina del 5 de noviembre (hora local) en la iglesia de Santa María, en las inmediaciones de la catedral de La Santa Trinidad, en Auckland, mientras el Rdo. Robert McKay, a la derecha, uno de los capellanes del CCA, y James Tengatenga, presidente del CCA y obispo de la Diócesis de Malawi, escuchan atentos. Foto par ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, Nueva Zelanda] Casi a punto de jubilarse, el arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams dijo a los miembros del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano que él ruega que el júbilo “sobreabunde en la vida común de este Consejo y en nuestros otros segmentos de la vida común de la Comunión”, de manera que el Consejo, su sucesor [en la sede de Cantórbery], la Reunión de los Primados y la Conferencia de Lambeth ejerzan lo que él llamó “una verdadera autoridad habilitante”.Williams, al concluir su alocución presidencial a esta 15ª. reunión del CCA, definió esa autoridad habilitante como aquella “que libera, una autoridad que trae luz y vida, una autoridad que sorprende y transforma, la autoridad para llegar a ser hijos de Dios”.El arzobispo, que se jubila a fines de año y cuyo sucesor aún no ha sido nombrado, habló durante la Oración Vespertina en la iglesia de Santa María [St. Mary’s] en los terrenos de la catedral de La Trinidad en esta ciudad. Su alocución tuvo lugar el décimo día de los doce que dura la reunión del CCA, del 27 de octubre al 7 de noviembre.Williams dijo también casi al final de su discurso que quería públicamente “desearle todas las bendiciones, todo el éxito y toda la fortaleza de Dios al 105º. Arzobispo de Cantórbery, quienquiera que fuese”.Agregó que ofrecía esa oración “reconociendo como ustedes y yo sabemos, y quizá él no lo sepa durante un tiempo, el extraordinario trabajo que es, cuanto uno necesita estar consciente de que la gracia de Dios suple constantemente, para elegir una de mis frases favoritas del gran Richard Hooker, ‘nuestra común imbecilidad como arzobispos’, sencillamente cuanto necesitamos del amor y la lealtad de los que nos rodean”.Al comienzo de su alocución, Williams desarrolló la noción de la “autoridad habilitante” cuando dijo que él había leído esa mañana en el periódico local que “los cargos en la vanguardia del CCA podrían estar en peligro”. Él señaló que este rival del CCA era la Compañía de Compensación por Accidentes del gobierno.“Pero yo me pregunto si es así como a veces nos vemos a nosotros mismos: como una compañía de compensación de accidentes”, recalcó. “¿Estamos aquí como el CCA para recoger los pedazos, para hacer las cosas bien, para reaccionar al desastre y a la crisis?”Mirando retrospectivamente a sus 10 años en el cargo, Williams dijo que a él le parecía “que todos los intentos que hemos hecho de determinar cuán reactiva o correctiva funciona la autoridad en nuestra familia anglicana han resultado fallidos de una u otra manera”.Y la Comunión se ha dado cuenta de que “esa frustración, ese descubrimiento de que resulta en verdad muy difícil encontrar fuentes de autoridad absolutamente claras, tiene que ver, desde luego, con el hecho de que somos una familia de iglesias, cada una de las cuales tiene sus propias formas de reaccionar, de corrección y de establecer límites”.Williams dijo que el Nuevo Testamento sí habla de una autoridad “reactiva o correctiva”, pero también ofrece una alternativa en la autoridad de Jesús que dejó atónitos a los observadores cuando él realizó “espectaculares actos de liberación”.“La autoridad en cuestión es una autoridad para actuar y para influir en los resultados”, afirmó. “Una autoridad que faculta e inviste de poder”.Él resaltó que en el primer capítulo del evangelio de Juan, el griego de la frase “la potestad de ser hechos hijos de Dios” es realmente “la autoridad de ser hechos hijos de Dios”.El reto a que se enfrentan las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana —lo que Williams llamó “38 iglesias locales”, “es poder llegar a encontrar un espíritu legal —una idiosincrasia— que compartan por consentimiento, exploración y descubrimiento, en lugar de… remitirse a alguna autoridad suprema”.Los miembros de la Comunión debemos encontrar la manera de “resolver las contradicciones entre nuestros métodos como provincias” y “empeñarnos en garantizar criterios comunes de  procesos honestos, de apertura y de equidad”.“Algunos de los quebraderos de cabeza de la última década más o menos han revelado alguna turbidez dentro de las provincias así como entre las provincias, respecto a lo que podemos realmente hacer”, agregó.Las esperanzas de un Pacto Anglicano fueron en parte “esperanzas de [encontrar] un marco, un clima, en el cual algunas de estas cuestiones podrían abordarse de común acuerdo, no por coerción”, afirmó Williams.Reconociendo que “no sabemos hasta ahora cómo ese proyecto finalmente se resolverá”, William añadió que “aún espera y ruega, hablando a título personal, que el Pacto tenga un futuro, porque creo que sí tenemos un mensaje que darle al mundo cristiano de cómo podemos ser tanto católicos como ortodoxos y consensuales, laborando con libertad, respeto mutuo y mutua contención, sin poner en peligro la importante autonomía local de nuestras iglesias”.Él advirtió que de no encontrar el justo equilibrio se corre “el riesgo de convertirse en menos de lo que aspiramos a ser como una Comunión… una familia que vive con respeto y reconocimiento mutuos”.Dejar de ser una “familia” católica, ortodoxa y consensual para “ser simplemente un modelo federal”, subrayó Williams, “no me parece a mí que sea lo mejor y ni lo máximo que Dios pide de nosotros como familia anglicana”.Williams le recordó al CCA que se había iniciado una discusión sobre los cuatro instrumentos de la Comunión, de la cual éste es uno y los otros son el arzobispo de Cantórbery (que ejerce como presidente del CCA), la Conferencia de Lambeth de los Obispos Anglicanos y la Reunión de los Primados. Él sugiere que debe preguntarse cómo los instrumentos “hablan con autoridad habilitante”.Ha sido una “gran bendición para nuestra Comunión” que la Reunión de los Primados y del CCA hayan comisionado una “labor proactiva” en áreas tales como educación teológica, la Alianza Anglicana y los proyectos de la Biblia en la vida de la Iglesia e Indaba Continuo, afirmó.Esa labor surgió del deseo de parte de algunos de los instrumentos de posibilitar la misión y el ministerio en la Comunión, “es decir, no simplemente de reaccionar, o enmendar, sino de cambiar una situación intentando ser creativos”.Los miembros del CCA deben considerar cómo todos los instrumentos pueden ser “más plena y efectivamente liberados” por esa tarea habilitante “porque de una manera u otra todos los instrumentos de la Comunión están obstaculizados, son menos de lo que podrían ser”.Él sugirió que las recientes expectativas tanto de la Reunión de los Primados como la Conferencia de Lambeth han sido “excesivamente optimistas o excesivamente cínicas”.“Ambas reacciones han inhabilitado lo que esas reuniones pueden hacer”, dijo Williams.El arzobispo agregó que la Comunión se encuentra en un “momento prometedor” porque sus líderes están planteando de qué manera los instrumentos “nos ayudan a ser la Iglesia”.“Adviertan que no digo ‘nos ayudan a ser una iglesia’, es decir, a ser una institución más estrictamente organizada, sino a ser la Iglesia, el cuerpo de Cristo”, recalcó. “En otras palabras, los instrumentos existen para que nuestra familia anglicana y nuestros fieles anglicanos le muestren al mundo que la nueva creación es verdaderamente nueva, que la Iglesia es verdaderamente diferente”.Las redes son la prueba de que “Dios está suscitando en nuestra Comunión formas de actuar profundamente diferentes”, afirmó el arzobispo, las cuales no resolverán de inmediato los problemas que él esbozara al comienzo de su alocución.Pero las innovaciones de las redes, a tono con la orientación de Dios, “deberían al menos decirnos que Dios no espera necesariamente hasta que hayamos resuelto nuestros problemas para habilitarnos a ser discípulos efectivos”.Si los anglicanos tuviéramos que comparecer ante el trono de Dios y responder por qué no predicamos el evangelio ni servimos a los pobres “sería una respuesta muy mediocre… [si] decimos que tuvimos muchos problemas internos que resolver y que no pudimos llegar a decidir quién tenía la autoridad para pronunciarse sobre eso”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Video: Friends who grew up with Jonathan Daniels reflect on…

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first_img Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal News Service – Keene, New Hampshire] As part of a weekend commemoration of Jonathan Daniels’ martyrdom on Aug. 20, 1965, a group of his early friends gathered at his home parish, St. James Episcopal Church, on Aug. 22 to reminisce during a public panel discussion about the seminarian and civil rights worker who was killed when he was 26 years old.The five, Ted Aldrich, Anne Mccune, Bob Perry, Tony Redington and the Rev. Carlton Russell, formed the panel and conversed for just more than an hour. The video features some of the highlights of the discussion, which was moderated by Keene State College professor Lawrence Benaquist. He can be heard at times in the background. Benaquist and fellow Keene State professor William Sullivan produced the 1999 nearly hour-long documentary Here Am I, Send Me: The Story of Jonathan Daniels. (The documentary, narrated by actor Sam Waterston, is viewable here.)Daniels died in Hayneville, Alabama, by stepping in front of a shotgun aimed at Ruby Sales.The Episcopal Church added Daniels to its Lesser Feasts and Fasts calendar of commemorations in 1994. His feast day is Aug. 14, the day of his arrest.Sales preached during a commemorative Eucharist at St. James on Aug. 23. The Eucharist was followed by a 2.3-mile “walk of remembrance” to the Daniels’ family gravesite in Monadnock View Cemetery for a service.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 26, 2015 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Video Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Video: Friends who grew up with Jonathan Daniels reflect on his life ‘Jon lives in us every day,’ says one Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Jonathan Daniels, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

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Class struggle breaks out in the streets of France

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgWorkers in France are determined to defend one of the best retirement systems in the world, a retirement system based on solidarity and respect. That’s why 1.5 million workers hit the streets Dec. 5 in 250 French cities — all the big cities and most of the midsize and smaller ones. They demanded the government cancel its plans to replace the current retirement system.The lead banner of the Joint Union, the coalition that initiated the massive Dec. 5 protest of millions in France.Currently, workers with physically demanding jobs, such as railroad operating staff or sailors who have to work outdoors, off-hours and during holidays and summer vacations, are allowed to retire early, with full pension. This benefit shows respect for their sacrifices on the job. All workers know what pension they will receive. Only 7 percent of retired workers in France are at risk of poverty, whereas 19 percent are in England and Germany. (Guardian, Dec. 4)The plan that the Macron government is proposing will base pensions on the number of points a worker garners during their career. The value of the points will be established when a worker retires and can vary from year to year. Their retirement age will be years later than it is now.President Macron is an arrogant, former investment banker and hedge-fund operator with the Rothschild bank. Some say that’s why he endorsed this scheme. The new policy, however, is not just based on an individual’s arrogance. It is aimed at serving the interests of the imperialist ruling class in France and in Europe.These changes will fit French retirement rules into the European bourgeoisie’s scheme of depriving workers of gains won in decades of struggle. They are part of the program that Macron has begun to implement to privatize and minimize social services available to French workers.While these protests were about retirement, which directly impacts older workers, it was clear that young people, out of solidarity and a need to protect their future, also protested in significant numbers.  The U.S. news service, Associated Press, interviewed an older worker and his 23-year-old nephew, both marching in Paris. The nephew said, “The older ones have fought for us. It’s normal we fight for ourselves and for future generations. Yes, it will be difficult, but if we need to do it, we will.” (apnews.com, Dec. 4)The Yellow Vest movement also participated in many of the protests and demonstrations. Just a little over a year old, this movement had challenged the French state with weekly militant demonstrations about the needs of housewives, contingent, part-time, self-employed and retired workers. The Yellow Vests criticized French unions for ignoring these sectors of the French working class.While the weekly demonstrations dwindled during the summer, the Yellow Vests have maintained some organizational cohesion and helped the unions broaden the Dec. 5 protests. Yellow Vests and militant union committees for full employment held marches Dec. 7 in Nantes, Lyons and Toulouse, as well as in Paris. There were even contingents representing the environmental movement with signs like “What’s the use of retirement if there is no planet” — which rhymes in French.Workers did not just march, they struckTransportation workers, whom the government slanders by calling them “privileged” and “over-paid,” with a totally “unfair” special retirement system, decided almost unanimously to go out Dec. 5. They said they were very angry over what they knew of Macron’s plans and were intent on defending what they had won with decades of struggle.Even the railroad worker section of the French Democratic Labor Confederation (CFDT), the CFDT-Cheminot, endorsed the strike and joined their colleagues on the picket line. This is significant because the CFDT had cooperated with Macron’s counterreforms (reform designed to counter the effects of a previous reform), and many worker militants despise its leadership.The Dec. 5 railroad strike was so successful that the French railroads could only offer 10 percent to 20 percent of their normal service. Some lines in the Paris metro system are automated so they were able to run, but service on most of the other lines was either suspended or scarce.School teachers also walked out. According to the government, 51 percent of primary schoolteachers and 42 percent of secondary school teachers went on strike. (Government figures are national.) There were major walkouts of health care workers.Almost all schools in the region that includes Paris were closed. This allowed Communist mayors of many suburban communities, which in France are overwhelmingly working class and often home to many oppressed nationalities, to use school buses to shuttle protesters to the Paris march. Right-wing media denounced the mayors’ use of the school buses as illegal, but the mayors successfully ignored them.At “general assemblies” throughout the country, people endorsed the call of the union leadership to extend the transportation strike until at least Monday, Dec. 9.  Railroad management expressed the opinion that their jerry-rigged service could collapse. (A “general assembly” is an open-air meeting of all union members on strike, which is held at a workplace. In France, it is common for multiple unions to represent workers at the same job site.)Protesters are also blockading oil refineries and fuel depots. Truckers are combating Macron’s decision to hike taxes on fuel they use. Some gas stations have closed.Domestic airlines have significantly cut service. Management claims only 30 percent of flights have been suspended.A drop in holiday shopping and tourism, which is a significant factor in the French economy, is another problem for the Macron regime. It is possible that the strike could be extended, and the unions have called for another massive demonstration on Dec. 10.  What is really missing is support for the French working class from workers in other countries. The struggle in France is confronting not only its own bourgeoisie but the whole European bourgeoisie, which is striving to impose austerity throughout Europe. Workers in France are also setting an example for workers in the United States, whose retirement pay in general is grossly inadequate.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Two journalists found innocent after a month of jail, another sentenced to a fine

By on June 12, 2021

first_img Dimas Dzikodo, editor of the Togolese weekly L’Evénement, was released in the morning of 24 July, after gathering 500,000 CFA francs (about 760 euros) to pay the fine he was sentenced to, on 22 July for “trying to put out false news”. ————————————-23.07.2003A Lomé court on 22 July ordered the release of Evégnon and Kpakpabia, but found Dzikodo guilty of “trying to put out false news” and fined him 500,000 CFA francs (about 760 euros). Evégnon and Kpakpabia were freed in the morning of 23 July, while Dzikodo has to pay the fine first.”We regret they have been freed so late, especially as two of them were found innocent,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “We also deplore the conviction of Dzikodo on an entirely bogus charge which opens the way to all kinds of abuses. We are outraged at the physical attacks on Dzikodo and Kpakpabia while they were being interrogated.”The press freedom organisation also deplored the slowness of officials in obeying the court order to free them. Evégnon and Kpakpabia were not released until the next day, though the prosecutor had ordered their release on the previous evening, and Dzikodo was held, in violation of the law, until he had paid the fine.The three journalists were arrested on 14 and 15 June. Dzikodo was picked up in a cybercafé where he was scanning and storing pictures of injured people. Kpakpabia was also arrested there with similar photos. Evégnon was accused of handing the pictures to editor Dzikodo.After being held 10 days in cells at police headquarters, they were sent to Lomé prison where they were incarcerated for over a month. Dzikodo and Kpakpabia were beaten by policemen during intensive interrogation. News TogoAfrica News July 25, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists found innocent after a month of jail, another sentenced to a fine March 11, 2021 Find out more TogoAfrica Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts RSF_en Newscenter_img September 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures News Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension Follow the news on Togo Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says March 8, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

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Revisiting Single-Family Rental Securitizations

By on May 31, 2021

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Revisiting Single-Family Rental Securitizations The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago May 3, 2018 2,184 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The latest single-family rental report from Morningstar Credit Ratings finds the average vacancy rate across single-borrower, single-family rental securitizations improving for the fifth consecutive month. The average SFR securitization vacancy rate declined to 4.4 percent in March 2018 from 4.6 percent in February. This continued a five-month trend of steadily improving vacancy rates.Rents rose 4.2 percent in March, according to Morningstar, compared to a revised increase of 3.2 percent measured for February. The rent change for renewal properties increased 4.2 percent in February, the latest month for which data was available to be analyzed. During that same period, vacant-to-occupied properties increased by 3.2 percent.Morningstar reports that the average retention rate on full-term leases stood at 75.8 percent in February, the most recent month for which data was available. All of the transactions Morningstar reported on had retention rates of at least 74.9 percent, with 10 of the deals featuring retention rates of higher than 80 percent. Vacancy rates in the Houston metropolitan statistical area (MSA) continue to the highest of the top 20 MSAs. However, Houston’s 6.4 percent rate in March was down considerably over the past six months or so—it stood at 10 percent in October 2017, and by February 2018 it had dropped to 7.3 percent. The next-highest vacancy rate was shared between the Charlotte and Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina MSAs, both of which featured a 5.5 percent vacancy rate for March.The Phoenix MSA boasted the highest blended rent growth for March, coming in at 6.5 percent.  Denver-Aurora and Las Vegas tied for second behind Phoenix, both hitting 5.7 percent blended rent growth for the month. Be sure to check out DS News’ exclusive interview with Morningstar President Brian Glow. To read Morningstar’s full single-family rental research report for March 2018, click here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Share Save Tagged with: Morningstar Morningstar Credit Ratings Single Family Rental  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Fannie’s Earnings Recover Next: Nationstar Reports Strong Servicing Performance Morningstar Morningstar Credit Ratings Single Family Rental 2018-05-03 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Revisiting Single-Family Rental Securitizations Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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The Scorpions Return Home from USS Gary

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first_img View post tag: Navy The Scorpions Return Home from USS Gary View post tag: Scorpions View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas April 21, 2015 The “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 hosted a welcome home ceremony for Detachment 4 at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) April 17 following the detachment’s seven-month deployment aboard USS Gary (FFG 51) to the U.S. 4th and 3rd Fleet areas of operation.HSM-49 Detachment 4’s two SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopters and aircrew returned to NASNI April 16, and the remainder of the detachment, maintainers and aircrew, returned to San Diego aboard Gary April 17.The return of Detachment 4, also known as the “Omegas,” marked the last active-duty deployment of the SH-60B.During the seven-month deployment, HSM-49 Detachment 4, along with the crew of the Gary and a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, played an integral role in Operation Martillo, a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort launched in January 2012 targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.Detachment 4 aided in the detection and monitoring of suspected illicit drug traffickers and the interdiction of 13,921 kilograms of cocaine, with a wholesale value of $278.4 million and 18 pounds of marijuana, valued at $17,100.Detachment 4 flew more than 700 hours of flight operations in the SH-60B throughout the deployment.The SH-60B has been operational since 1985 and to date, the aircraft has completed more than 198,000 flight hours serving in combat missions. The sundown ceremony for the SH-60B is scheduled May 11 at NASNI.[mappress mapid=”15724″]Image: US Navycenter_img View post tag: USS Gary Authorities View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today The Scorpions Return Home from USS Gary Share this articlelast_img read more

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Press release: Cash boost for charitable prison and probation projects

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first_img I am delighted to be able to award this funding and have such a wide range of innovative organisations on board and ready to support offenders both in and out of prison. This investment shows that we are committed to supporting the role of the third sector in delivering vital rehabilitative services. Charities and social enterprises are crucial in helping us to provide better rehabilitation, promote wellbeing and ultimately reduce reoffending and I look forward to seeing the positive impact of these grants over the coming years. St Giles Trust Barnardo’s NEPACS National Autistic Society Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington & County Durham) Shared Enterprise CIC No Place Productions Birth Companions Samaritans Design Against Crime Research Centre Code4000 Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge Safer Living Foundation Digby Griffith, Executive Director for Rehabilitation and Assurance, and Chair of the HMPPS Grants Board said: Offenders will be able to learn vital skills to help them back into work after release thanks to £2.4 million funding announced today (27 September 2018).Grants have been awarded to 13 charitable organisations and social enterprises as part of new Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) funding.The grants have been awarded to a wide range of organisations providing everything from support into employment for female abuse victims to training for prisoners in computer programming.Evidence shows having sustainable work on release significantly reduces reoffending; the support provided by these charities will help prisons promote employment opportunities for those who have been in custody.Earlier this year the Secretary of State, David Gauke, announced the Education and Employment strategy, which will provide a new focus on work as having the potential to provide a foundation for a better life for people who have been in contact with the criminal justice system.Prisons Minister Rory Stewart said: The new money will be invested over 2 years, allowing a wide variety of voluntary sector and social enterprise organisations to develop their projects in a range of different environments across England and Wales – from Camden to Kirkham.Code4000 will teach prisoners computer programming skills, Design Against Crime Research Centre will work with offenders to design and pilot new anti-vandal and safe cell furniture, while the Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington & County Durham) will support women who have experienced sexual violence to help them find employment on release.The aim of the HMPPS grant programme is to improve the lives of offenders by applying the expertise, skills and ideas of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.Community based organisations are often best placed to identify local needs and respond flexibly to engage with hard to reach groups, such as offenders and those at risk of offending.This has been proven through the Grants Programme which has been the starting place for several activities, projects, products and ways of working which now form part of HMPPS core business.Thanks to grant-funding, many projects are now embedded into HMPPS approaches. These include the Prison Listener Scheme, work undertaken by Unlock to help prisoners open bank accounts, family engagement workers, mentoring schemes and National Prison Radio.center_img We received a high calibre of applications and it is fantastic to be able to give these voluntary sector and social enterprise organisations the opportunity to test their innovative ideas within a HMPPS setting. I am delighted to award this funding and I look forward to seeing the projects progress over the next 2 years. The organisations were asked to submit innovative bids that met with seven key themes aimed at improving rehabilitation, promoting wellbeing and reducing reoffending.As part of a comprehensive bidding process which saw over 200 applications for funding, the 13 successful applicants can be announced today, they are: charities and social enterprises given support for projects to promote wellbeing, improve rehabilitation and reduce reoffending part of commitment to support the third sector in delivering vital rehabilitative serviceslast_img read more

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Do you have a winning cupcake?

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first_imgNational Cupcake Week is back for 2015 and with it comes a new-look National Cupcake Championships. National Cupcake Week will run from 14 to 20 September and British Baker is encouraging bakers large and small to get involved. Let us know how it’s going or get in touch via at @CupcakeWeek or on Facebook on the National Cupcake Week page and check for updates and ideas on our official cupcake website.We have mixed up the categories in the Championships this year and entrants now have six tempting themes to enter:ClassicMade with ChocolateFree FromMade with AlcoholSeasonalChildren’sWhat’s not to like? Get your chef whites on, experiment in your kitchens to enter before the deadline of 17 July. You must have a registered UK business to be eligible for entry and entries cost £15+VAT each. For more information on entering, the categories and why you should get involved, visit our Championships tab.Past winners and finalists have benefited from mass media attention and column inches. A couple have even made it onto radio and the small screen, which can be a boon for business.Need more convincing to enter? We visited Tarek Malouf, founder of the UK’s biggest cupcake chain Hummingbird Bakery to get his thoughts on the mighty mini cake. The business sold a whopping 1.2m cupcakes in the last year to the end of March, and Malouf believes they will remain popular far into the future.Watch the video for inspiration:last_img read more

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