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Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgTullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileTullow Oil Plc is the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. The company has a portfolio of over 120 licenses spanning 22 countries; including multi-well operations in Ghana and Uganda. Tullow Oil Plc was founded by Aidan Heavey in 1985 in Ireland as a gas exploration business operating in Senegal. Acquisitions of BP’s North Sea Gas Fields in 2000, Energy Africa in 2004 and Hardman Resources in 2007 greatly enhanced the Group’s operations in Africa and Mauritania and added high-impact exploration licenses in South America. The company head office is in London, United Kingdom. Tullow Oil Plc is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Renewed focus on racial reconciliation drives interest in upcoming Becoming…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing By David PaulsenPosted Jul 24, 2020 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Renewed focus on racial reconciliation drives interest in upcoming Becoming Beloved Community webinars Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service] Hundreds of Episcopalians have signed up for a webinar series based on The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community framework as the recent nationwide protests over racial injustice drive a surge of interest in the church’s racial reconciliation work.The three-webinar series, “Becoming Beloved Community NOW,” will be held July 28-30 and is intended to connect church leaders who already are engaged in racial healing initiatives with fellow ministry leaders and other Episcopalians who may be just starting on that journey. The sessions also will emphasize turning interest into action.Becoming Beloved Community has been the church’s cornerstone racial reconciliation initiative for the past three years, but this series is “very much connected to this emergent moment that we are currently in,” said the Rev. Edwin Johnson, who chairs the church committee that led the webinar planning.The Black Lives Matter movement has gained energy and support since the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Episcopalians are joining other Americans in condemning systemic racism, seen as the root of police brutality and other violence toward people of color in the country. “There are people willing to have these conversations. There are people willing to do this work,” Johnson told Episcopal News Service. “We really need to be able to focus … and lift up, what does it mean to be doing this work right now?”More than 400 people have signed up for the first webinar alone, Johnson said, and interest in the other two has been strong as well. Each two-hour session, from 4-6 p.m. EDT, will focus on a different facet of Becoming Beloved Community.July 28 – Truth: Telling the truth about participation in white supremacy and racial oppression.July 29 – Justice: Changing racist systems, especially in criminal justice, public health and government response to the COVID-19 crisis.July 30 – Healing: Breaking free of white supremacy through training and faith formation.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, are expected to participate in the sessions, along with churchwide staff members and local Episcopal leaders, who will share stories of their experiences developing ministries aimed at promoting racial healing.The Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg, the church’s staff officer for racial reconciliation, told ENS she sees this as an opportunity for the church and its members to get closer to “right relationship” with God, the world and their neighbors, especially people of color.“Our church, many times, is a reflection of what’s going on in society,” Brokenleg said. “Now’s the time to step forward and say something.”She is encouraged by how many people from inside and outside the church have responded to the killing of Floyd and other African Americans by asking what they can do to change the system. “That’s a great first step,” she said, and the upcoming webinars are intended to help them take the next steps.“I’m really hoping that it helps to catalyze us as a church to the work we need to do,” she said.The Episcopal Church, with a membership estimated to be 90% white, has taken deliberate steps over the past 15 years to confront its own historic complicity in slavery, segregation and other racist systems, and to encourage racial healing.In 2015, the church’s General Convention took the additional step of identifying racial reconciliation as one of its core priorities, along with evangelism and care of creation. That year, the church also elected Curry as its first African American presiding bishop.The labyrinth diagram showing the four parts of The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community is colored for an Advent mailing.The church launched Becoming Beloved Community in 2017 as a resource to assist dioceses and congregations in focusing and strengthening their racial reconciliation work. The framework is broken into four parts that are illustrated as a labyrinth: telling the truth about our churches and race, proclaiming the dream of Beloved Community, practicing the way of love in the pattern of Jesus and repairing the breach in society.Since then, church leaders have promoted Becoming Beloved Community to all corners of the church while awarding grants to support local ministries aimed at dismantling racist systems and bridging racial divides. In 2018, the church’s United Thank Offering set Becoming Beloved Community as its theme for the more than $1.2 million in grants awarded that year. The 79th General Convention approved a new grant program focused solely on racial reconciliation work, and in October 2019, the first round of those Becoming Beloved Community grants, totaling $350,000, was approved by Executive Council.Early this year, church leaders had high expectations for the first Becoming Beloved Community Conference, to be held May 5-7, 2020, in Minneapolis, where people engaged with all aspects of the church’s racial reconciliation work would gather to offer support and share best practices. That event, however, like all other church conferences, was derailed by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March.Johnson, who serves as rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is chair of the Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation. In lieu of the Minneapolis conference, the committee organized a scaled-down Zoom session May 7 that drew at least 165 participants, Johnson said. The committee continues to focus on online opportunities at a time when most Episcopalians have been refraining from in-person gatherings, including worship services, to slow the spread of the virus.At the same time, the pandemic has transformed how the church responds to issues of racial injustice. It has made it more difficult to connect with communities of color, within the limits of public health precautions, while also exacerbating inequalities, given the disproportionate effects of the pandemic on those communities.One way the church reacted was to launch an emergency round of “rapid response” grants. The program, approved by Executive Council in June, will support “groups working specifically to address the racial disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and for groups working to respond to racist violence and police reform.” The grant application deadline is Aug. 15.In addition to providing financial support, the Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group hopes its webinars next week will build on the networking efforts that began with its May 7 online gathering, Johnson said, and much has changed in just three months.That is why the webinars emphasize the “NOW” in “Becoming Beloved Community NOW.”“I think it’s a really great opportunity to say how, as a church, we can imagine together and create a response right now,” Johnson said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Eventslast_img read more

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Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects

first_img “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Singapore Houses 2017 Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895508/surprising-seclusion-hyla-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projects Architects: HYLA Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Surprising Seclusion / HYLA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSurprising Seclusion / HYLA Architectscenter_img Singapore Photographs Year:  Lead Architect: ArchDaily Han Loke Kwang Structural Engineer:GCE Consulting EngineersMain Contractor:Praxis Contractors Pte LtdLandscape Contractor:Green Forest Landscape Pte LtdProject Team:Chong Wen Jin, Thomas OngCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. With both the front and rear facing busy roads and the side an old house, this house looks inwards. A triple volume covered but naturally ventilated court with a pool becomes the focus of the internal space.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!First and Second Storey PlansSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellOn the side, a sculptural staircase cantilevers from the wall to reach the family room on the second level. The journey continues upwards on another staircase with a stepped planter on the side and lit from above.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe whole house is finished in off-form concrete and grey face brick. The Master bathroom continues this theme, with brick openings that allow ventilation but not views through.Save this picture!SectionsThis bathroom, as well as the attic bath, has planting areas that offer a green contrast to the grey scheme. Custom storage units in the living, family, and study echo the concrete and brick geometry of the house. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessSchool in Port / SkopSelected ProjectsM.C. Building / URCODE ArchitectureSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895508/surprising-seclusion-hyla-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Ceadesign, Scarabeo, Cristina, SKK Cerami CopyAbout this officeHYLA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSingaporePublished on June 08, 2018Cite: “Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects” 08 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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FL House / NVArquitetura

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921419/fl-house-nvarquitetura Clipboard FL House / NVArquiteturaSave this projectSaveFL House / NVArquitetura FL House / NVArquitetura “COPY” CopyHouses•Xangri-lá, Brazil Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 29Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” Area:  383 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses Execution:FZP EmpreendimentosAdministration:Construtora RiegelLandscaping:Gramoterra Garden CenterComplementary Projects:Moramora – Eng. Rodrigo de Conto FarinonCity:Xangri-láCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Designed to be a refuge on the beach for a young couple with two small girls, the FL House has in its DNA a stripped-down yet elegant and comfortable design. Located in a condominium on the north coast of Rio Grande do Sul, the house was designed with an integrated layout, that turns to a lake in its backyard.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe interior architecture, also designed by the office, is light and practical, according to what is expected of a beach house. The palette of colors, between the nudes and blues tones, refers to the lightness of the beach climate.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiTo highlight the wide space in its interior, the entire social area of ​​the ground floor is integrated. The kitchen, with a large gourmet countertop, was designed to be supportive and also where the family reunites with friends. The contrast of the black and white, which appears in both the materials and the kitchen cabinets, balances of with the wood and gray silestone. The geometric tiles and  the wooden lamps brings to the space a young and stripped-down feel. The round table, enriched by the chairs designed by Aristeu Pires, serves as dinner support, a games corner or even for a pleasant chat.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiAll of this space connects the kitchen to the living room which, with the subtlety and delicacy of its furniture and colors, becomes the center point of the house and is evidenced by the high ceilings. Here, the highlights are the shelf of the living room, which values ​​the collection of handmade ceramics, and the buffet, both office designs.Valuing the generous height of the house, the shelf is supported by a black metal frame that contrasts with the shelves in light natural wood.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe pleasant environment is a result of the harmony between nudes and minerals and the warm and indirect lighting that gives a sense of warmth characteristic of a beach environment.The buffet, which doubles as a cart, has the flexibility to be moved as needed, and is a perfect support with its colorful trays that give life to the space.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiFrom the mezzanine, where are the circulations of the rooms, it is possible to visualize the whole social area of ​​the house.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe straight lines of the facades, concrete roofs, blend in well with the vertical wood panels, formed by shutters that have access from the dorms to the balconies. This feature, besides guaranteeing privacy and solar protection, brings movement and dynamism to the facade.The wood is also used in the main entrance of the house, making a connection of materials between the first and second floors.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe glass frames on the main façade of the house, values the high ceilings of the social area. In the back facade, it integrate all the social space with the pool área. The materials and colors chosen, from the exterior to the interior, follow the same language: natural and light, seeking the young and coastal feel.Project gallerySee allShow lessAltzaga School / azabSelected ProjectsJohn Wardle Architects Unveils New Design for University of Tasmania CampusArchitecture News Share Year:  Architects: NV Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Marcelo Donadussi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Brazil Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Alumidoors, Uniflex 2018 Nivia Vittore, Emilia Bagesteiro Riegel Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921419/fl-house-nvarquitetura Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeNV ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesXangri-láResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on July 19, 2019Cite: “FL House / NVArquitetura” [Casa FL Xangrilá / NV Arquitetura] 19 Jul 2019. 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Cube in a Cube / boq architekti

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924682/cube-in-a-cube-bob-architekti Clipboard Projects Cube in a Cube / boq architektiSave this projectSaveCube in a Cube / boq architekti Photographs Houses Architects: boq architekti Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924682/cube-in-a-cube-bob-architekti Clipboard Year:  “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img Cube in a Cube / boq architekti 2019 CopyHouses•Dobříš, Czech Republic CopyAbout this officeboq architektiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookDobříšCzech RepublicPublished on September 13, 2019Cite: “Cube in a Cube / boq architekti” 13 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Alexandra TimpauSave this picture!© Alexandra TimpauRecommended ProductsPlasticsRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Interior DesignPlasticsKalwall®Kalwall in Psychotherapy and Counseling CenterPlasticsEGGERABS End-Grain EdgingCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsText description provided by the architects. A simple cube with hanging wooden construction. Closed-up, practical layout utilizing views of the landscape. This is the development project called “Za Vetrnikem Dobris”.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauThree semi-detached houses which were created as the first stage of the whole locality. Six units that form the basis of the developing part of Dobris city. The entrance area is followed by a cloakroom, toilet and guest room/study, which leads to the living area with kitchen and dining room.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauOn the upper floor, there are two rooms with a bathroom and separate parent wing with bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. We worked with overhead lighting, which illuminates the hallway on the ground floor. We worked with an interior / exterior relationship, almost every room in the house has an exit to the terrace or balcony.Save this picture!PlansSave this picture!SectionA significant element of the whole project is a steel frame with a wooden filling that fulfills several functions. It creates hidden nooks for storing garden tools, contributes to the shading of interior spaces and mainly creates a secondary cloak, a barrier that ensures the owners much more privacy.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauProject gallerySee allShow lessBreda School Workshops / AgwASelected ProjectsCAF Headquarters / LAPS ArquitectosSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Alexandra Timpau+ 29Curated by María Francisca González Share Czech Republiclast_img read more

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PUERTO RICO: Protest disrupts PROMESA conference

first_imgThe First Conference on PROMESA – the federal Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stabilization Act passed July 30 by the U.S. Congress – was not the success its organizers expected. The Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce organized the Aug. 31 event at the luxurious Hotel Condado Plaza in San Juan to “educate” the business class on the consequences of the “PROMESA.”Numerous social, youth and labor organizations called for a demonstration against the PROMESA law, its dictatorial Fiscal Control Board and the Aug. 31 conference. Such was the movement’s militancy that it made the conference fail. This triumphant outcome set a tone and sent a clear and resounding message from the Puerto Rican resistance about the attempt to impose a colonial junta.Before describing the demonstration, it’s useful to know the expectations of the business class in Puerto Rico as well as in the U.S.That same morning the conservative daily El Nuevo Día published an article under the triumphal headline, “PROMESA forum filled.” It claimed that 650 entrepreneurs and executives would participate, and U.S. Congressional Republican majority leader Paul D. Ryan and Sean P. Duffy, the driving force behind PROMESA, were to address the conference by video.According to the article, several panels would analyze Detroit’s bankruptcy process, and “various private sector executives will also discuss the various proposals submitted to the congressional bipartisan working group that analyzes the economy of the island in light of the provisions in PROMESA. Analysts, bondholders and bond fund managers of Puerto Rico will also participate in the event.”Apart from the Chamber of Commerce, the article mentions that the event was “coordinated by Birling Capital, which was founded by ex-vice president of UBS Financial Services and former head of the Economic Development Bank, Francisco Rodriguez Castro, and by the Select Global Advisory Group and its founder Luis Jesus Aponte. The activity also has the support of almost 20 firms and companies, including MMM Holdings, Triple-S, the accounting firms Kevane-Grant-Thornton and FPV & Galindez, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Amgen multinational, Telemundo, Uno Radio Group and Latin Media House.” (elnuevodia.com/negocios)PROMESA Conference spoiledAfter learning, on the eve of the protest, that police planned to prevent the demonstrators from arriving, protesters began reaching the site before dawn that day and surrounded all entrances to the hotel.The protesters were determined to prevent the conference at any cost. Meanwhile, police Strike Force and motorized units blocked the entrances to the hotel.At the same time, demonstrators blocked the avenue leading to the hotel. Although it was not a massive demonstration, the demonstrators did have enough presence to successfully block the way for those trying to get to the conference.Protesters sat in the middle of the avenue and built barricades with stones. They surrounded those who tried to attend the conference and tried to discourage them. Many people turned around. Demonstrators also threw water at some people to discourage them from participating.Only a massive police presence — some demonstrators said it was triple their own number — allowed a few people to enter. In the videos of protesters and the transmission of television station WAPA, which covered the event live, the police could be seen surrounding those attempting to enter the hotel, shielding them from the anger of the demonstrators.As always, the police brutally attacked the demonstrators.However, the tactic of the activists was so successful that fewer than 200 people attended the business meeting, according to media reports. Although the organizers did not cancel the conference, they had to eliminate several panels.Some candidates in the upcoming November elections for governor of Puerto Rico decided to cancel attendance at the conference. Earlier, the candidates of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, Maria de Lourdes Santiago, and of the Working People’s Party of Puerto Rico, Rafael Bernabe, refused invitations to attend the conference and made statements of solidarity with the demonstration.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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National Assembly passes new media law

first_img March 10, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 National Assembly passes new media law News November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Burundi Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders joins the Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ) in welcoming the new media law that the National Assembly adopted unanimously on 4 March. It replaces a June 2013 media law of which several controversial clauses were quashed by the Constitutional Court in January 2014 in response to a petition by the UBJ. Problematic provisions concerning the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, the National Council for Communication and heavy fines for media offences have been modified in the new law.“We join the UBJ in hailing the National Assembly’s unanimous adoption of the new media law,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “This is a great victory for media freedom in Burundi. We hope the next step towards media freedom and independence will be the law’s promulgation and ratification, and the decriminalization of media offences in the near future.”Telecommunications, information and communication minister Tharcisse Nkezabahizi issued a statement saying the government had agreed to amend the media law in order to strengthen journalism. The new law has to be approved by the senate before it can be promulgated.The UBJ also petitioned the East African Community Court of Justice in July 2013, asking it to overturn the media law on the grounds that it violated the East African Community’s founding treaty. Reporters Without Borders and eight other NGOs submitted an amicus brief in support of the petition.Burundi is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists (Photo: © Agence Afrique 2015) June 5, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention BurundiAfrica RSF_en Organisation Reports BurundiAfrica October 21, 2020 Find out more News News to go furtherlast_img read more

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Latino Recognition Ceremony Honors Personal Success, Academic Achievements of Pasadena Unified Students

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Education Latino Recognition Ceremony Honors Personal Success, Academic Achievements of Pasadena Unified Students From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 5:54 pm On Sunday, May 15, from twelve to three p.m., the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Latino Coalition will be presenting the annual PUSD Latino Recognition Ceremony. The event will take place on the Marshall High School Campus.Residents, teachers, students and parents are invited to attend the free event.The purpose of the Latino Recognition Ceremony is to celebrate students’ personal success and academic achievements in the spirit and tradition of Latino cultures. The celebration is dedicated to our families and is bilingual.Keynote speaker will be Suzanna Guzmán, renowned mezzo-soprano who has appeared as a principal soloist internationally. She has also been a host on radio and TV. She is also Director of Community Engagement, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.Emcee for the event will be Emmy Award-winner and two-time HBO Def Poet Award-winner, Joe Hernandez-Kolski.Attendees from each of the high schools in the PUSD will be present. The ceremony begins with a blessing led by Aztec Dance,Yankuititl. There will be student speakers. The Pasadena Coalition and the Community Organization for the Advancement in Education (COPA) will be awarding scholarships.Members of the Pasadena Latino Coalition are: Community Health Alliance of Pasadena CHAPCare, Community Organization of Pasadena for Advancement in Education, Flintridge Center, Jericho Road, Lake Avenue Church, Latino Heritage, Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Office for Creative Connections/All Saints Church, Peace Over Violence, Planned Parenthood Pasadena & SG.PUSD Latino Recognition Ceremony will be held on Sunday May 15, 2016, 11:30 a.m. at Marshall High School (990 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena). Admission is free.For more information, contact Hector LaFarga,Jr. at (626) 792-2687 ext. 124. Community News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News Subscribe More Cool Stuff 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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FHFA: Current G-Fees Are at an Appropriate Level, Only Modest Adjustments Needed

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / FHFA: Current G-Fees Are at an Appropriate Level, Only Modest Adjustments Needed FHFA: Current G-Fees Are at an Appropriate Level, Only Modest Adjustments Needed Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save 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.  Print This Post Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Guarantee Fees 2015-04-17 Brian Honea Following weeks of debate over whether the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) would be lowering its fees to guarantee mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Agency announced Friday that G-fees would stay at their current levels with only modest adjustments.A comprehensive review of the G-fees determined that the current fees charged are at an appropriate level. The review also determined that some modest adjustments to upfront guarantee fees are appropriate, according to FHFA.”This is the culmination of months of review and analysis and reflects input received from a wide range of stakeholders,” FHFA Director Melvin L. Watt said. “Our goal is to assure taxpayers, homeowners and industry that we are striving for an appropriate balance between safety and soundness and liquidity in the housing finance market.”When considering adjustments to G-fees for certain categories of loans, FHFA took into account the decision (also announced Friday) to enhance the eligibility standards for mortgage insurance companies. Overall, the FHFA said, the modest changes being made to the upfront G-fees are revenue neutral and will mean little or no change for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.FHFA is directing the GSEs to remove the adverse market charge put in place in March 2008 (six months before the FHFA’s conservatorship of the GSEs began) and replace the revenue that resulted from the adverse market charge with targeted G-fee increases to address various risk-based and access-to-credit considerations.Click here to see a fact sheet on the current guarantee fees and the complete results of FHFA’s recently-completed review. According to FHFA, the Agency will continue to monitor the G-fees on an ongoing basis and make any appropriate changes as needed. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Judge Rules Wells Fargo Breached Terms of 2010 Mortgage Settlement Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 04/20/15 About Author: Brian Honeacenter_img Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles April 17, 2015 1,080 Views Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Guarantee Fees Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more