Trans-Century Limited ( HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgTrans-Century Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Trans-Century Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Century Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Century Limited (  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTrans-Century Limited is an infrastructure company offering services and expertise in power infrastructure, infrastructure projects and engineering infrastructure. Power infrastructure includes manufacturing electrical cables, overhead conductors, power and control cables, data and communication cables, instrumentation and control cables, mining cables, transformers and switchgear. Infrastructure projects include critical energy and transport infrastructure which supports key pillars of the domestic and export economy. Engineering infrastructure includes providing services for mechanical engineering, civil engineering, transport and logistics and craneage and erection services. Trans-Century Limited has operating divisions in 14 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa. The company was established in 1997 by a group of leading Kenya professionals and investors looking to invest in growth sectors in Africa. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Trans-Century Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopalians join immigration activists in vowing to ‘melt the ICE…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Episcopalians join immigration activists in vowing to ‘melt the ICE collusion’ Los Angeles interfaith activists chip away at ice sculpture, deportation policies Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK August 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm “The basic reason illegals sneak across the border is economics.”All the more reason to create more jobs and see that all nations are run by competent leaders and able to plan their economy free from external interferences. Wage disparity is not due to free market forces but well contrived rules and regulations put in place by financial institutions. This ensures that a section of society will always remain poor subject to exploitation. Submit a Job Listing August 5, 2017 at 11:16 am Agreed, Bob. Let’s work to streamline citizenship for those that have been here for decades and contribute to society and perhaps that means changing the laws. I’m all for that avenue, but illegal is illegal. There are plenty of opportunities for compassion without breaking the law. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC August 7, 2017 at 9:59 am Once again, thank you Doug Desper.In the immigration discussions, start with “What part of the word Illegal do you not understand”, then ask “What makes you illegals so good that you don’ t have to follow the laws of the land?”The basic reason illegals sneak across the border is economics. Stand on any bridge across the Rio Grande, then look north and south, and you will understand why the illegal aliens break the law and sneak into USA. Why should the USA care for the illegals when their own countries should be caring for them? Eliminate the economic incentives. Immigration reform should include hefty fines for any employer or contractor who hires an illegal followed by immediate deportation, and eliminate all welfare or benefits to illegals.As for the comments about the USA depending on illegal labor, if you apply the laws of supply and demand to illegal immigration, then you will understand why youth and black unemployment is so high among American citizens. August 4, 2017 at 4:19 pm Thank you, Dio Los Angeles! We’re inspired by your work. 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET August 4, 2017 at 4:41 pm So, are you saying if we don’t like a law we can just ignore it? What part of “illegal immigrants” is unclear? Yes, we should have compassion, but we should follow the law or work to change it through Congress. We are a Nation of Laws, otherwise we have chaos. Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET August 5, 2017 at 2:13 am Thank you T. Scott Ball. Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN August 5, 2017 at 8:15 am Yes, well said! August 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm Again and again…….unlawful, leftist, progressive, Marxist conduct by persons including Clergy who cloak their harmful political and social action efforts with the cross and collar. This conduct is not connected in any rational way to Scripture or the true church. This is communism in action as it subverts and distorts the thinking of institutional bodies and their members. Illegal immigration is harmful to our nation in regard to many issues including violence, drug trafficking, economic destruction, etc. Sarah Lawton says: David Horwath says: August 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm So grateful for this powerful witness. Sarah Lawton says: Pjcabbiness says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Pjcabbiness says: Comments (16) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Pjcabbiness says: August 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm Resist muddled, progressive thinking. Resist factually inaccurate political analogies. Insist on thoughtful analysis and sound theology. Support law enforcement in their anti-illegal immigration efforts. Reduce violent crime, drug trafficking, economic larceny and societal disruption and disintegration by promoting the apprehension and deportation of those who are here illegally. Support legal immigration and those who have followed the rules. Support immigrants who are self sufficient and contribute to our economy, science, medicine, engineering and trade. Reduce the demand for cheap, illegal immigrant labor, etc. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Paul Becker says: Pjcabbiness says: Immigration, Featured Jobs & Calls Refugees Migration & Resettlement Episcopal clergy join about 200 interfaith immigration activists calling upon the Los Angeles Sheriff to stop collaborating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in detaining and deporting undocumented persons. Photo: Cam Sanders[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians joined about 200 immigration activists in front of the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice on Aug. 3, bearing signs, beating drums and chanting “Escucha, estamos en la lucha” (“Listen, we are in the struggle”). They also chipped away at a melting ice sculpture, shaped in the letters I-C-E, acronym for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.Gathered in the 90-degree heat, they chanted, “Melt the ICE Collusion,” challenging Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s support of federal deportation policies deemed unjust, according to the Rev. Francisco Garcia, co-chair of Episcopal Sacred Resistance, the sanctuary task force of the Diocese of Los Angeles.“In California, we really have an opportunity to show a different way,” said Garcia, rector of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Inglewood.“We are hearing all kinds of things coming from the White House in terms of immigration … including the president painting this broad picture of immigrants as criminals and how bad these people are and how they have hurt our country. But in California we can be a community that really does welcome and include all and make that policy and practice.”The gathering of Jewish and Christian clergy and laity also intended to show that activists will keep fighting for immigrant rights, chipping away at law enforcement policies and agencies that intimidate undocumented persons and prevent them from reporting crimes when they are victimized, he said.“Recent history has shown that President Trump’s statement about detaining and deporting only ‘violent felons’ has meant in practice the targeting and detention of people who have lived in this country for years or decades, have become central pillars of their communities, are supporting families and whose only crime is having come to this country illegally,” according to a letter the group attempted to hand deliver to McDonnell.They were not allowed inside the Hall of Justice, where McDonnell’s office is located. Instead, they were met with barricades and by a wall of deputies stationed outside, but were promised that the letter would be given to him, according to the Rev. Jaime Edwards Acton, rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hollywood, also co-chair of the diocesan sanctuary task force.“We also wanted to highlight the stories of those who are affected by these policies,” he said.The letter cited several cases, including that of the Rev. Noe Carias, leader of the Southern Pacific District of the Assemblies of God Church for more than two decades. Carias is married to a U.S. citizen and has two young children, and he was detained during a routine July 24 check-in with an immigration officer.According to published reports, Carias was deported in 1993 as a teenager, but returned to the United States and ignored a deportation order two years later. He had been granted one-year stays in 2015 and 2016, but earlier this year a request for a third stay was denied.Carias, according to the letter emailed to McDonnell earlier in the day and given to deputies, “is and has been a faithful and very active member, local church leader and … has 25-year-old deportation orders resulting simply from entering the U.S. without permission as a teenager.”The Los Angeles Times reported that ICE explained the July 24 action in a written statement, calling Carias “a repeat immigration violator who has assumed multiple identities and nationalities over the years in order to evade federal immigration enforcement.“During previous encounters with immigration authorities, his actions have established a pattern of misrepresentation or deception to law enforcement, resulting in his removal from the United States on at least three occasions,” according to the report.Activists at the rally chipped away at the melting ice sculpture, symbolizing chipping away at unjust ICE policies and practices. Photo:Cam SandersThe activists also cited the nationally publicized case of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, arrested in front of his daughter, now 14, after dropping off another daughter at her Lincoln Heights school. He could be deported as early as Aug. 7, Garcia said.“He has been held at the Adelanto detention facility since Feb. 28. … He had two misdemeanor convictions from two decades ago,” Garcia said. The facility in San Bernardino County is run by GEO, the nation’s largest private prison company.According to a Los Angeles Times report, lawyers for Avelica-Gonzalez in June settled those convictions, for driving under the influence and for receiving stolen car tags, in the hopes authorities would vacate the deportation order. A request for an emergency stay of removal of the deportation order filed with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal was dismissed in June. Subsequent requests for stays have been denied.“Nine detainees at the Adelanto facility staged a hunger strike because they were beaten and pepper sprayed,” according to Garcia and the Aug. 3 letter. “These were also not ‘violent felons;’ they were refugees who were demanding asylum, and were refused due process.”The two-day hunger strike was intended to heighten awareness of conditions at the Adelanto facility, and the need for better medical care and lower bail amounts.The letter also urged McDonnell to halt opposition to state Senate Bill 54, known as the California Values Act, authored by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León, a Los Angeles Democrat, which would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from using resources to investigate, detain, report or arrest people for immigration enforcement.De León has argued that the bill, which would make California a sanctuary state and prohibit ICE agents from entering county jails without a warrant, is needed to ensure public safety.The Rev. Francisco Garcia, rector of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Inglewood, leads the demonstrators in one of several chants, calling for justice for all. Photo: Cam SandersBut Garcia said that, as the Trump Administration has intensified its rhetoric, McDonnell has joined increased efforts to lobby state lawmakers to prevent the bill’s passage.“We demand that, at the least, you stop lobbying against SB54,” according to the letter. “We also urge you to stop the Sheriff’s Department’s cooperation with ICE. The Trump era deportation agenda does not represent the will of the vast majority of Angelenos. As faith leaders and faithful residents of this city, we ask you to work with us to create a city ‘in which righteousness dwells,’” according to the letter, signed by Christian, Jewish, Muslim and a range of interfaith immigration activist groups.Other law enforcement agencies have responded differently. The California College and University Police Chiefs Association, supports SB54. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has said that he will not engage in law enforcement activities based on immigration status, nor will the department work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation issues.The California Senate has passed the measure. It goes next to the State Assembly and, if approved there, to Gov. Jerry Brown to be signed into law.The immigration activists also were met by a handful of counter-protestors, who carried signs saying they support law enforcement and attempted to disrupt the demonstration, Edwards Acton said.Garcia said they were not deterred by the protestors or being turned away by deputies, and will continue to reach out to McDonnell.“We plan to keep the pressure up, to pray and act,” Garcia said. “We’re going to continue to, as people of faith, make this case, so we can actually have a face-to-face sit-down with him.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Pat McCaughanPosted Aug 4, 2017 Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Stephanie Crabtree says: 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bob Thwing says: August 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm I am very concerned with the direction this website is going. Sorry, but I think you are playing into the hands of some very evil people. August 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm DioLA is creating an artificial, illegitimate, contrived “civil rights movement” and it is insulting to important and valid civil rights movements, past and present. This is Marxism, which cannot stand the light of scrutiny on its own, subverting, for its own purpose, a political and legal issue. Also, I beg the left to stop misinterpreting, misrepresenting and unreasonably equivocating Scripture. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID August 5, 2017 at 9:48 am The sharp division of opinion shown in the preceding replies illustrates the deep divide in this country about moral and religious beliefs and obligations. As I read the Bible, a fundamental teaching from beginning to end is neighbor love. Thus I support and commend the demonstrators in the article above. The silence of most pulpits in America, and of most Jews and Christians regarding the cruel immigration policies of the Justice Department, shows me how the Nazis were able to round up and deport the Jews in Germany. I call on all people of good will to join the sacred resistance movement before it is too late. Resist. Insist. Persist. Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY August 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm Our immigration laws are broken to the point of immorality, and Congress has refused to fix the brokenness. The nation’s economy depends upon immigrant labor in our fields, restaurants, and nursing homes; and our country’s foreign and trade policies over decades are implicated in many of the root causes driving people to flee violence and endemic poverty in other countries. The chaos is not in those protesting this immoral system. It’s in the system itself. As Christians we are told to welcome the stranger and alien among us. We hear the story of the Holy Family fleeing the slaughter of the innocents and being welcomed in Egypt – what resonance for us today. What DioLA is showing us here is a new civil rights movement, which like the Civil Rights Movement led by the Rev. Dr. King and others, is rooted in faith and Christian love, and which takes the legal system seriously enough to carry out thoughtful civil disobedience when the laws themselves are broken. Rector Albany, NY Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Doug Desper says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 August 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm Notwithstanding the false equivalency of protecting national sovereignty as being the same as “rounding up the Jews”, look at facts straight on.“ICE collusion…?” The real collusion is between leftist social justice warriors and the governments of the so-called “sanctuary cities”. ICE is doing its job. Illegals who have broken our laws, committed terrible crimes, and who come from countries who would not tolerate their behavior, are being deported away from the ability to further harm Americans. Kate’s Law is finally a reality with absolutely no help from the Democrat Party. It is a sin that it has taken this long to enact it. People who have flaunted our sovereignty are being deported – just like as would occur in their own countries of origin. The true collusion is not told, and that is how leftist organizations are successfully pressuring communities to “host” illegal immigrants with the end-game of attempting to register the same as Democrat voters. Two years after the implementation of California’s AB 60 on Jan. 1, 2015, an estimated 806,000 undocumented residents (illegal aliens) have received driver’s licenses, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The Election Integrity Project found that 11 California counties have more registered voters than voting-age citizens. Los Angeles County officials informed EIP that “the number of registered voters now stands at a number that is 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.” It’s only our national sovereignty and the peace and welfare of native-born Americans at stake, right?Meanwhile the communities that encourage illegal immigration are going to the bottom financially.A study from the Migration Policy Institute exposed that illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population. The costs of education, police and fire, medical, and subsidized housing can total $24,000 per year in government spending per family, much more than would be paid in taxes. This at a time when California is 400 billion in debt. Heck, it’s only money, right? Or, as Margaret Thatcher famously said, “Socialism works until you run out of other people’s money.”Collusion? You see it. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Jawaharlal Prasad says: Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Colleen Fontenot says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Pjcabbiness says: August 6, 2017 at 8:34 pm Solid analysis Doug Desper. Thank you.last_img read more

Apopka Weekly Arrest Report

first_img Apopka Police Department Arrest Report ~ November 1 – November 7The Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics for the week ending November 7:Calls For Service      1281Traffic Citations            20Crash Reports             17In addition, the Apopka Police Department reported 18  arrests for the week ending November 7th.  Seven  juveniles were arrested.Arrested and charged were 8 adults from Apopka, 1 adult from Tampa, 1 adult from Mt Dora, 1 adult from Deltona, 3 juveniles from Apopka, 2 juveniles from an unknown address, and 2 juveniles from Orlando.All of the arrests are listed here:SLEDGE, BRITTANY L (25) of APOPKA  – Trafficking CocaineDIXON, ROY LEE (55) of APOPKA  – BatteryPRESTON, ANDREON QUINTO (20) of APOPKA  – Multiple charges including Vehicle and Residential BurglaryLIRIANO, KURTEN K (41) of TAMPA  – BatterySANFORD, MICHELLE LYNN (32) of APOPKA  – BatteryCHRISMAN, ABIGAIL RAE (19) of MT DORA –  Probation ViolationPOLLOCK, DIEGO SEBASTIAN (20) of APOPKA  – Multiple charges including Altering ID on a Weapon & Drug Possession with Intent to SellHAMILTON, JATATIVAS ONRE (22) of APOPKA  – Multiple charges including Vehicle Theft and Vehicle BurglaryPINEDA PERDOMO, VICTOR MANUEL (39) of DELTONA –  DUIESOFF, JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER (29) of APOPKA  – LoiteringMCROY, MARTAVIOUS DEVON (22) of APOPKA  – Out of State WarrantJUVENILE (16) of APOPKA  – RobberyJUVENILE (17) of APOPKA –  BatteryJUVENILE (14) of APOPKA  – Multiple Charges including BatteryJUVENILE (16) of UNKNOWN – Multiple charges including Vehicle Theft and Battery on an OfficerJUVENILE (15) of UNKNOWN  – Multiple charges including Drug PossessionJUVENILE (15) of ORLANDO –  Multiple charges including Kidnapping and Residential BurglaryJUVENILE (15) of ORLANDO  – Out of County WarrantArrest report details provided by the Apopka Police Department Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleApopka Election Results – Florida House District 31Next articleApopka Fall Family Festival begins tomorrow Claire Haslett RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

New recruitment company for Irish charities

first_imgNew recruitment company for Irish charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 8 September 2014 | News Irish fundraising consultancy O’Kennedy Consulting and Scottish voluntary sector recruitment agency Bruce Tait Associates have partnered to launch Charity Careers Ireland, a recruitment service for Ireland’s charitable organisations.As well recruiting fundraisers, the company also recruits for all senior charity positions – including Chief Executives, Directors, Trustees and Senior Managers in all disciplines. It offers a complete service, from developing the job description and person specification, through handling all enquiries for the role and co-ordinating interviews.Charity Careers Ireland‘s website is now live, designed for job-seekers and recruiting charities alike.Ireland has around 24,000 not-for-profit, community and voluntary organisations. Together they employ around 100,000 full and part-time staff, and contribute over €2.5bn to the economy every year.center_img Photo: Ireland career and jobs by Xtock on  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Vera Cruz crime reporter becomes seventh journalist murdered this year in Mexico, making it second-most dangerous country for press, after Iraq

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders said it was horrified by yesterday’s murder of Roberto Marcos García, the deputy editor of the weekly Testimonio, in the eastern state of Vera Cruz. García was the third journalist to be killed this month in Mexico and the seventh since the start of the year. Only Iraq has been deadlier than Mexico for the press in 2006.“President Vicente Fox’s term of office is ending with the grim toll of 20 journalists murdered, without any of the instigators of these killings every being bothered by the authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “Last year Mexico became the western hemisphere’s deadliest country for the press. Now, as it prepares to install a new president on 1 December, it ranks as the second deadliest country in the world, surpassed only by Iraq.”Reporters Without Borders added: “When will the bloodshed stop? The situation demands action by politicians, police and judicial authorities, and the media themselves. Additional resources must be given to the special prosecutor’s office in charge of investigating attacks on the press. The Mexican media and journalists’ organisations must also bring their influence to bear in the follow-up of investigations and the fight against impunity.”A crime and politics reporter and correspondent for the magazine Alarma as well as deputy editor of the regional weekly Testimonio, García was murdered on his way back from interviewing water-borne law enforcement specialists in Madinga, in Vera Cruz state. On the road between Alvarado and the city of Vera Cruz, he was knocked off his motorcycle by a Chrysler PT Cruiser with a Mexico City number plate. The killer or killers dragged him along the road before pumping at least six 9 mm bullets into his body. The local press spoke of 12 bullet wounds.The local police told Reporters Without Borders that the vehicle used by the killers, which was found abandoned a few miles from the murder scene, had been stolen in Mexico City on 31 May.García’s daughter, Divina García, told Reporters Without Borders he had received an anonymous call yesterday morning, just hours before he was murdered. She also said he had recently been the target of threats. Nonetheless, he had not requested police protection.The modus operandi used in García’s murder was similar to that used in the killing of Raúl Gibb Guerrero, the editor of the regional daily La Opinión, on a Vera Cruz state road in April 2005. RSF_en Follow the news on Mexico May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Receive email alerts November 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Vera Cruz crime reporter becomes seventh journalist murdered this year in Mexico, making it second-most dangerous country for press, after Iraq MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reports News April 28, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is horrified by yesterday’s murder of Roberto Marcos García, the deputy editor of the weekly Testimonio, in the eastern state of Vera Cruz. It brings the number of journalists killed this year in Mexico to seven and makes it the world’s second deadliest country for the press in 2006, after Iraq. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas last_img read more

HUD Invests in Small Distressed Communities

first_img HUD Invests in Small Distressed Communities Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted $6 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Through this grant, HUD is increasing its investment in small distressed communities, the agency said in a recent statement.The grant will provide “critically needed technical assistance to distressed communities with populations under 40,000, including those located in Opportunity Zones and communities struggling to recover from natural disasters,” according to HUD.The agency will partner with LISC to give technical assistance that will:Focus on technical assistance that is community-specific and scaled to ensure a measurable impact on the community’s growth and resilience, as well as the efficient use of public fundsHelp communities facing long-term economic challenges adopt effective, efficient, and sustainable financial management practices (including management of disaster recovery and resilience funds)Build capacity for financial management, economic revitalization, affordable housing, and disaster recovery and resilience in distressed communities by building partnerships between public agencies, community members, non-profits, and private organizationsImprove communities’ working knowledge of federal development programs, including sources such as Opportunity Zone investments and the Low-Income Housing Tax CreditsDevelop best practices and recommendations regarding financial management and disaster recovery and resilience that can be shared with other communities facing similar challengesSpeaking about HUD’s investment in these small communities, Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary, HUD said that the grant would support distressed communities “struggling against the headwinds of economic decline and natural disasters.”“The technical assistance provided to these communities will help local planners deploy a variety of federal resources to stimulate job growth and economic recovery for the benefit of their citizens, including the leveraging of Opportunity Zone investment,” he said in a statement.HUD’s Distressed Cities Technical Assistance Program focuses on financial management, economic development, and disaster recovery planning in distressed cities. The program aims to adopt effective, efficient, and sustainable financial management practices, build capacity for financial management economic revitalization, and affordable housing, and improve knowledge of federal development programs. August 12, 2019 3,524 Views  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD Invests in Small Distressed Communities The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Affordable Housing Communities HOUSING HUD LISC Natural Disasters Opportunity Zones technical assistance 2019-08-12 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Are Negative Interest Rates Possible in the U.S.? Next: NYC’s Continuing Fight Against Zombie Properties Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Tagged with: Affordable Housing Communities HOUSING HUD LISC Natural Disasters Opportunity Zones technical assistance Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Councillor wants more done to develop and promote Mount Errigal

first_img Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Councillor wants more done to develop and promote Mount Errigal Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter A West Donegal councillor says more should be done to develop and promote Donegal’s prime landmarks with a view towards increasing visitor numbers .Speaking at the council’s reconvened monthly meeting in Lifford today, Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill said more needs to be done to advertise natural assets such as Mount Errigal and Ards Forest Park.He says at the minute there’s no pathway up Mount Errigal, and neither are there bins, which is creating a serious litter problem.The Glenties representative says if more is done to develop Errigal as a visitor amenity, then more tourists will come to Donegal…………..[podcast][/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleShaun Doherty Charity Half Marathon June 2010Next articleDonegal County Council calls for scrapping of VRT News Highland By News Highland – June 14, 2010 Google+last_img read more

Southeast Alabama Community Band in concert Monday

first_img The Southeast Alabama Community Band concert under the direction of Dr. Johnny Long will be in concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.The concert is sponsored by the Troy Arts Council and is free and open to the public.Dr. William Denison, TAC president and band member, said that CBS National News called the concert one of the best in the country. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the United States.“I am highly honored yet humbled by this award,” Long said. Southeast Alabama Community Band in concert Monday Book Nook to reopen Skip “The band will play a variety of selections including classical overtures and great marches,” Denison said.The program includes Tchaikovsky’s popular overture “Capriccio Italien.” The entire clarinet section will play “Dizzy Fingers,” a number that Benny Goodman made famous in the 1940s.Guest conductors for the concert will be James Smith, associate conductor of the Southeast Community Band; Dr. Larry Blocher, director of the John M. Long School of Music; and Dr. Mark Walker, director of bands at Troy University. You Might Like Winners in TroyFest recognized Eighty-three budding young artists were recognized Saturday as winners in the 2012 TroyFest Student Art Competition. Certificates were presented to… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Email the author “Woodwind virtuoso Ray Smith will be featured playing and singing the exciting Frank Sinatra, songs, ‘Summer Winds’ and ‘The Day of Wine and Roses,’” Long said. “If you have never heard Ray, you will be thrilled and, if you have, you know what to expect.”The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced on March 22, that Long had won the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award.Only10 people in the United States were selected for the honor and Dr. Long was the only winner in the music category,” Denison said.The award carried a $10,000 cash award. By Secrets Revealed Sponsored Content This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Published 11:00 pm Thursday, May 3, 2012 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Knotel CEO says flex-office provider has new funding: report

first_imgShare via Shortlink Photo illustration of Knotel CEO Amol Sarva (Sarva by Sasha Maslov; iStock)As Knotel battles lawsuits from landlords, evictions and accusations of unpaid rent, its CEO says the flex-office provider has secured new funding.Knotel CEO Amol Sarva reportedly told staff on Monday that the company has gotten a fresh influx of cash, according to Business Insider, citing a source with knowledge of the all-hands meeting.Sarva did not disclose the amount of money raised or details about who was involved, although a source told the publication that it is a restructuring type of deal that includes equity and debt.Earlier this summer, Sarva said he had raised $10 million and wanted to raise $100 million by the end of August. Forbes reported that the new funding could cut the company’s valuation in half.In August 2019 the company said it raised $400 million through a Series C raise, which gave Knotel a valuation of at least $1.3 billion. Investors included Mori Trust, Itochu Corp, and Mercuria Investment Co, along with Newmark Knight Frank, Norwest Venture Partners, and the Sapir Organization, which is led by Alex Sapir.This year, Knotel has suffered along with other co-working companies as demand for office space has lagged during the pandemic. The company has been hit with a dozens of lawsuits over the past few months from landlords who claim they have not been paid, as well as eviction notices at two of its spaces.Knotel has also been scaling back its once-ambitious expansion plans and in November said it was looking to trim 60 percent of its 4.8 million-square-foot global portfolio. It has also cut staff several times over the course of the pandemic.[Business Insider] — Keith Larsen Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsCommercial Real EstateKnoteloffice marketReal Estate Lawsuitslast_img read more

WATCH: How the eviction ban is affecting landlords, renters

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags New York’s eviction moratorium has saved some from ruin, but threatens to cause it for others.The moratorium, which has stretched on for 13 months, isn’t the only of its kind: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its own national eviction moratorium last September which, like New York’s, has been repeatedly extended. And the state moratorium’s most recent expiration date was May 1, but this week lawmakers voted to extend it to Aug. 31.The moratoriums have been a point of contention. Some tenant advocates say that while the ban on evictions is needed, rental aid doesn’t go far enough. Meanwhile, some landlords have been vocal in their opposition to the state and federal moratoriums. Some say their tenants have taken advantage of the system, while smaller landlords say nonpayment from tenants has made it difficult to meet mortgage payments.In a recent video series, The Real Deal looked at what the moratorium has meant for both sides.While property owners dispute it and even question its constitutionality, tenant advocates and researchers said that CDC’s moratorium is necessary during a pandemic. From the risk of coronavirus spread among unhoused people to the impossibility of navigating the housing court system during a lockdown, lawyers, epidemiologists and advocates found that the moratoriums were not only helpful but life-saving.The CDC’s moratorium is set to expire June 30. While states with their own eviction moratoriums in place may have differing deadlines, landlords and tenants alike are wondering what’s next. CoronavirusEvictionslandlordsPoliticsVideo Share via Shortlinklast_img read more