Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

El campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa de Omaha se convierte…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Miembros y visitantes de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa de Omaha hicieron este año un círculo de la paz en memoria de los ataques del 11 de septiembre. Foto de la Iglesia Comunitaria del Campo.[Episcopal News Service] En medio de la polarizada temporada electoral que ha suscitado una profunda desconfianza hacia los inmigrantes y hacia los musulmanes en particular, un terreno de poco más de 14 hectáreas en el centro del país se ha convertido en un símbolo viviente de lo que significa “ama a tu prójimo”. En Omaha, Nebraska, judíos, cristianos y musulmanes  están encontrando un terreno común y creando una comunidad compartida en el campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa [Tri-Faith Initiative].La iniciativa tiene sus raíces en una “conversación ordinaria” que tuvo lugar hace más de 10 años acerca de las necesidades mutuas de estacionamiento y terreno. Líderes del templo Israel y del Instituto Americano de Estudios y Cultura Islámicos (que ahora se llama el Instituto Musulmán Americano) profundizaron rápidamente el diálogo y luego pasaron a la importancia de la obra interreligiosa entre las dos comunidades. Poco después, la fe cristiana se sumaba a la conversación por vía de la Diócesis Episcopal de Nebraska.La Iniciativa Trirreligiosa, que se creó oficialmente en 2006 en representación de las tres religiones abrahámicas, sigue evolucionando como la manifestación física de una idea, un campus multirreligioso con una sinagoga, una mezquita y una iglesia. El sitio original, que la Iniciativa adquirió en 2011, había sido el único club en Omaha que permitía miembros judíos. El templo Israel fue el primero en abrir sus puertas en el campus Trirreligioso en 2013. El Instituto Musulmán Americano desbrozó el terreno el año pasado con planos para su mezquita y centro educacional que estará terminado para el Ramadán de 2017. La Iglesia Comunitaria del Campo [Countryside Community Church] está recaudando dinero para su nueva iglesia, con la esperanza de inaugurarla en 2018. El Centro Comunitario Trirreligioso será el edificio con el que se concluirán las obras del lugar para 2019.Cuando esté terminado, el campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa incluirá una sinagoga, una iglesia y una mezquita, todas ellas con sendas conducentes a un centro Trirreligioso como nexo de las tres. Foto de una representación del campus proporcionada por la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa.La Iniciativa está creando un diálogo entre las religiones de múltiples formas, desde el compromiso comunitario fuera de la ciudad a los diálogos entre diversas fes en los clubes locales de los Kiwanis. En el campus, las sesiones y actividades educativas públicas y gratuitas, tales como las de niños judíos, cristianos y musulmanes haciendo juntos casitas de jengibre, han ayudado a acercar a los miembros de las tres religiones. La primavera pasada, “The Daily Show” en Comedy Central se percató de la iniciativa e incluyo en un segmento lo que suena como el comienzo de un chiste: un cristiano, un musulmán y un judío que entran en un bar. Los productores filmaron a los líderes de Tri-Faith en un pub de la localidad, Sean O’Casey’s, para discutir [la situación] del campus Trirreligioso con buen humor. La Iniciativa Trirreligiosa asumió esta idea y la llevó adelante —celebrando muchas reuniones informales en el pub para contribuir a la discusión pública, al debate y para  familiarizarse con los líderes y miembros de Tri-Faith. Cada actividad es una oportunidad de que las comunidades se entiendan mejor y se apoyen mutuamente.“Lo cierto respecto a Nebraska es que la gente aquí es muy tolerante incluso de profundas diferencias entre ellos y sus vecinos. Las personas aquí entienden que al final todos estamos en esto juntos”, dijo el obispo J. Scott Barker de la Diócesis Episcopal de Nebraska.Ha habido cambios dentro de la Iniciativa misma, tal como el traspaso de la rama cristiana en 2015 que hiciera la Diócesis de Nebraska a la congregación y líderes religiosos de la Iglesia Comunitaria del Campo, que es parte de la Iglesia Unida de Cristo. “No fue una decisión fácil”, dijo Barker, “pero era la correcta para la diócesis. Según el proyecto crecía en extensión y en escala, resultaba claro que el aporte recaudatorio del socio cristiano estaría muy fuera del alcance de lo que nuestra pequeña diócesis podía manejar”, explicó el.“Es triste no ser el socio cristiano porque sé que esto va a ser algo extraordinario, pero también lo percibo como un genuino acto de fe entregarle el liderazgo a una comunidad que está más apta en este momento para hacer esto”, añadió Barker. “Creo en verdad que el Espíritu Santo está detrás de este traspaso a la Iglesia del Campo”.El Rdo. Eric Elnes, pastor principal de la Iglesia Comunitaria del Campo, dijo que tomar parte en la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa no fue pan comido para él cuando discutió el asunto por primera vez con Barker. “Había oído rumores de problemas económicos para la recaudación de los millones que se necesitaban para reconstruir una iglesia en el campus, así que me acerqué y dije ‘¿cómo podemos ayudar?” y así comenzó una temporada de diálogo formal entre la Diócesis de Nebraska y nuestra Iglesia, y entonces resultó que ellos sugirieron que los sustituyéramos como los asociados cristianos [de esta empresa]”, dijo Elnes. “Espero que en futuro hagamos algo juntos. Personalmente, soy un gran fan de los episcopales, y me encantaría tener un oficio episcopal en nuestra iglesia cuando esté construida”.Pese al entusiasmo de Elnes por asumir la representación de la rama cristiana, él necesitaba que la mayoría de su congregación estuviera de acuerdo en seguir adelante. Y así comenzó lo que él llamó un “proceso espiritualmente intenso” dentro de su congregación para decidir si se relocalizaban en un nuevo edificio del campus Trirreligioso.Primero, la congregación votó sobre si tenía o no interés en unirse a la iniciativa y mudarse al campus. Luego, vino un período de 40 días de investigación para ahondar aún más en la posibilidad y explorar el proceso mismo. Y examinaron el costo de reconstruir la iglesia en el campus Trirreligioso. “Mas del 70 por ciento [de la congregación] se mostró de acuerdo y dijo “sí, esta es la visión de Dios para nosotros’, así que aceptamos la oferta de la diócesis el 12 de abril del año pasado. Como resultado, 100 familias abandonaron la congregación, pero no les guardo rencor; tal vez algunos de ellos regresarán”, dijo Elnes.El costo por construir la iglesia es de $25 millones. “Decidimos construir la iglesia más ‘verde’ de EE.UU.”, añadió. “Queremos hacer un positivo  pronunciamiento ambientalista con nuestra iglesia”. Está en marcha una campaña de recaudación de fondos y en el momento de escribir este artículo a la iglesia sólo le faltaba $1.250.000 para alcanzar su meta.“La obra que se está haciendo aquí es magnífica”, dijo el rabino Darryl Crystal, uno de los rabinos interinos del templo Israel. “Yo he estado en 13 ciudades en los últimos 14 años y he visto muchas cosas en este país y he trabajado activamente en la reforma migratoria. Esta iniciativa aquí es sencillamente tremenda”. Crystal se sumó al proyecto cuando el rabino Aryeh Azriel, uno de los fundadores de la iniciativa, se jubiló recientemente. “Azriel sigue estando activo dentro de la comunidad”, dijo Crystal. “Él es realmente una voz profética aquí. Es originario de Israel y su creencia en la justicia es sencillamente increíble”.Crystal dijo también que él había llegado en un momento fundamental para la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa. Recordaba que hace unas pocas semanas, en septiembre, 500 personas crearon un círculo de paz en los terrenos del campus para conmemorar el horror del 11/9 y honrar la causa de la paz y la buena voluntad entre las religiones. “Me honra estar aquí. Es un momento de entusiasmo mientras la iniciativa se centra en la conclusión del campus y en la manera en que la visión de este campus cobrará vida”.Pese a no contar con un campus plenamente funcional, los próximos eventos incluyen un picnic anual de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa y una reunión de invierno donde pueden compartirse relatos y dulces. Y se ha planeado un retiro para la primavera de 2017. “Las cosas están progresando muy rápidamente ahora, y la iniciativa está cobrando un impulso real”, afirmó Crystal.Los musulmanes están planeando programas futuros y buscando un imán que dirija su congregación cuando se abra la mezquita. El Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, presidente y cofundador del Instituto Americano de Estudios y Cultura Islámicos, que ahora se llama el Instituto Musulmán Americano, es un líder espiritual dentro de la comunidad musulmana de Omaha. “He estado en Omaha durante más de 40 años”, dijo Mohiuddin, que también es cardiólogo. “Es una comunidad muy, muy acogedora. Creo que la razón por la que la Iniciativa ara Trirreligiosa ha llegado a ser tan activa es debido a que la cultura del Medioeste  se muestra comprensiva de las diferentes culturas y religiones”, afirmó.Mohiuddin dijo que el Instituto Musulmán Americano se propone celebrar paneles educativos y simposios y ofrecer más servicios civiles a familias musulmanas en el campus. “La iglesia y la sinagoga ofrecen más servicios civiles que nosotros; querría ofrecer más este tipo de servicios en nuestra comunidad”.Por el momento, el templo Israel es el único lugar de culto que está funcionando en el campus, pero no por mucho tiempo. “Esperamos que esta mezquita más grande tendrá la capacidad de apoyar a la creciente población musulmana de Omaha”, apuntaba Mohiuddin. “Creo que si la gente aprendiera a aceptar que todos somos seres humanos, aun si practicamos diferentes religiones u oramos a Dios de un modo diferente, entonces el mundo sería un lugar mucho mejor. Ese es nuestro mensaje aquí”.– Maya Dollarhide es una periodista independiente radicada en el valle del Hudson. Ella creció en la Iglesia Episcopal. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Por Maya Dollarhide Posted Sep 29, 2016 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL El campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa de Omaha se convierte en realidad Para promover la paz y la comprensión entre las religiones abrahámicaslast_img read more

WCC encourages renewed climate efforts after US withdrawal

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, Ecumenical & Interreligious, Environment & Climate Change Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events 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 Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Comments are closed.center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Expressing its deep disappointment at U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, the World Council of Churches has urged renewed commitment by churches and praised local communities and governments for their reaffirmation of climate commitments.Full article. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Jun 12, 2017 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bonita Reed says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN June 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm Thank God for individual, group efforts in this direction. In my area several Mayors haveexpressed the desire for their communities to continue in the conservation effort.(Wrong is wrong – whomever is doing it. ) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC WCC encourages renewed climate efforts after US withdrawal Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (1) Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Y7-House / Architect Show

first_img “COPY” Photographs photographs:  Toshihisa IshiiPhotographs:  Toshihisa IshiiText description provided by the architects. The site is located in the hill of the mountain which can take an extensive view of Omura Bay in Nagasaki. Main concept is to harmonize buildings and surrounding natural environment without destroying original natural landscape.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsIn order not to destroy sloping land, I made basis protrude from flat terrain and designed one part of house floating from ground and extending in air. Also I spread a planting net and performed planting of a lawn. By this way, I harmonize the house and surrounding natural environment with floating house in natural terrain.Save this picture!SectionTo make the facade a sharp 3D impression, I designed protruded part of outer wall white color and retracted part gray color.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiI paid much effort on hiding lighting equipment and air-conditioner to make a simple space. So the owner will have a good scene of glamorous Omura Bay with nature. Owner is in harmony with nature by living in the room and will live a rich and comfortable life.Project gallerySee allShow lessUnified Architectural Theory: Chapter 8ArticlesB-AND-BEE Introduces Honeycomb Campsites for FestivalsArchitecture News Share Japan 2014 Y7-House / Architect ShowSave this projectSaveY7-House / Architect Show ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/531561/y7-house-architect-show Clipboard Save this picture!© Toshihisa Ishii+ 21 Share Architects: Architect Show Area Area of this architecture project Y7-House / Architect Show CopyAbout this officeArchitect ShowOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOmuraHousesJapanPublished on August 08, 2014Cite: “Y7-House / Architect Show” 08 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave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 Year:  Houses CopyHouses•Omura, Japan ArchDaily 2014 Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/531561/y7-house-architect-show Clipboard “COPY” Area:  95 m² Area:  95 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Schools sitting on Harry Potter goldmines?

first_img Howard Lake | 12 November 2002 | News Advertisement Schools sitting on Harry Potter goldmines? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Some schools might be sitting on valuable proof editions of the first Harry Potter book.Two hundred copies of the first edition of JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” are still not accounted for. There were sent out to schools for feedback. They are now valuable items for collectors, so could net these schools a sum of £16,000 for each copy. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Algerian independence leader dies

first_imgA co-founder of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) in 1954 has died in exile in Switzerland.Thousands attended the funeral of Hocine Ait Ahmed in his home village, named after him, in the Berber-dominated Kabyle region of Algeria. Although he had been in opposition for well over five decades, the FLN government of Abdelaziz Bouteflika paid respects to the fallen leader, who fought gallantly and suffered immensely in the struggle against French imperialism.Hocine Ait Ahmed was imprisoned by the French colonialists in 1956 and was not released until the ceasefire of 1962, which led to the independence of the North African state under the leadership of Ahmed Ben Bella. Ait Ahmed was known as a founding member of what was described as the “Sons of Toussaint,” a group of nationalist leaders who initiated the armed struggle on Nov. 1, 1954.Five Algerian leaders after their release: Hocine Aït Ahmed, Mohamed Boudiaf, Ahmed Ben Bella, Rabah Mohamed Khider and Bitat.The North African state of Algeria had been a colony of France since 1830. A system of national oppression and economic exploitation was instituted that lasted until the early 1960s.Eight years of mass resistance, armed struggleDuring the course of the liberation movement, at least 1 million Algerians died through French massacres, mass detentions and tactics aimed at starving out the freedom fighters, who fought tirelessly using popular demonstrations, general strikes and armed resistance.On the night of Nov. 1, 1954, a series of attacks by the FLN launched the guerrilla war for independence from France. Within a couple of hours, operations took place from one end of Algeria to the other, revealing to Paris that the attacks were well organized.The colonial governor-general immediately asked for reinforcements from Europe. Three units of Public Security Guards, including 600 troops, quickly arrived, signaling an escalation of efforts to repress the uprising.Despite the widespread killing of Algerians and the system of detention, torture and attempted isolation of the revolutionary forces, the FLN prevailed. France could no longer justify to its population the tremendous cost of the war in money and lives.Ait Ahmed broke with other leaders of the FLN and the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic to form an opposition party, the Socialist Front Forces (FFS), in 1963. He had serious differences with other leaders in the FLN over the type of political system instituted during the postcolonial period of the 1960s.He was imprisoned by the Algerian government in 1964 under threat of death. He escaped from prison and went into exile in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1966.Nonetheless, he returned to the country on numerous occasions but never came to terms with the FLN government, which is backed by the military.Ait Ahmed relocated to Algeria in 1989 after the FFS was legalized. After the nullification of the election results of 1992, which seemed to have been in favor of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), Ait Ahmed went back into exile in Switzerland due to the serious security situation in the country. Nevertheless, he stood as a candidate in presidential elections in 1999, but pulled out in the middle of the campaign along with five other candidates, arguing that the election process was structured in favor of Bouteflika.The civil war that erupted after the 1992 political crisis lasted for nearly a decade. A number of smaller Islamic-oriented opposition forces remain in conflict with the largely secular government in Algiers.An overview of the history of the FFS published by medea.be states, “Participating for the first time in parliamentary elections, the FFS became the third most important political party during the December 1991 elections — after the FIS and the FLN, the former single party — and the leading party in the Berber regions. Its relative success is partially explained by its demands for a multilingual Algerian society where Berber and French would be recognized alongside Arabic.”The same report noted that the FFS strongly condemned the interruption of the electoral process in January 1992 and that as institutions were set up controlled by the army “the FFS has always called for the re-establishment of the democratic process (it supports the principle of a proportional representation voting system which would bring the FIS back to its true electoral proportions).”Ait Ahmed’s health began to fail in 2012, and he soon stepped down in 2013 as leader of the FFS. He died in Lausanne on Dec. 23.Recognition by Algiers of his contributionsHis death prompted the government in Algiers to declare him a national hero and designate his memorial as a state funeral, which was broadcast live on television. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, also a veteran of the struggle for independence, declared eight days of mourning after Ait Ahmed’s death. A wake was later held at the headquarters of the FFS.Ait Ahmed did not want to be buried alongside other FLN veterans in Algiers, so he was interred in the hometown named after him. The funeral cortege travelled 100 miles southeast from Algiers to his village.Covered in Algeria’s national flag, the coffin was transported in an ambulance through the village, where tens of thousands filled the streets. “Today and tomorrow, Hocine lives!” they chanted. “Algeria, free and democratic!”Algeria, despite its contentious postcolonial political history, remains a secular state that refrained from participating in the imperialist destruction of Libya in 2011, led by the United States and NATO. The Algerian government, along with Syria, voted against the Arab League endorsement of a so-called “no-fly zone” implemented over Libya in March 2011 by the Pentagon-NATO forces and their allies.The war against Libya and the toppling of its Jamahiriya system developed under the late Col. Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed in October 2011, has turned Africa’s most prosperous state into a source of instability, human trafficking and mass poverty. Imperialist states are attempting to deploy ground troops in Libya under the guise of fighting the so-called Islamic State, which has established a base in Sirte and other sections of the oil-rich nation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

State of the SFR Investment Market

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago State of the SFR Investment Market 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. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News October 31, 2018 3,320 Views Guardian Residential Homes HOUSING Properties SFR 2018-10-31 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Home / Daily Dose / State of the SFR Investment Market Related Articles  Print This Postcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Parental Opportunities Next: The Work From Home Effect Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Guardian Residential Homes HOUSING Properties SFR Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Dennis Cisterna, Founder and CEO of Guardian Residential guides the firm’s investment strategy and growth. A keynote speaker at the Five Star Conference’s Single-family Rental Roundtable this year, Cisterna spoke with DS News on the factors that are impacting the single-family rental (SFR) investment market and what investors looking at entering this market segment should be aware of.What are your key takeaways on the SFR investment market?The single-family rental investment sector has continued to mature. There’s a tremendous amount of opportunities out there as prices and rents continue to increase, and investors look to create added value whether that is build-to-rent, finding better financing options, doing deeper renovations, or exploring new markets. Opportunistic investments such as investing in foreclosed or heavily distressed properties are declining as a majority of that inventory has burned off and we’re now in a much more stable investing environment. The smart investors are the ones who are looking at how they can either find or create value through new channels.What trends do you see for SFR investments in 2019?One of the big opportunities that I see growing is the trend of build-to-rent as people look for high-quality assets that produce attractive yields. New construction as rentals works well, especially with homes in the $150,000 to $250,000 price range. Build-to-rent has the capacity to expand well beyond the current footprint. It’s a win-win for both the builder and the investor because the builder is selling additional inventory or they’re typically selling it faster, and for the investor, it’s obviously a pipeline to a product they didn’t have.Do you see the inventory crunch impacting this market segment?To understand the inventory crunch you need to first see where supply comes from—it’s either new construction where we are building homes today at the same rate we did in 1961 even though there are 150 million more people in the U.S. or you look at existing homes, where people are staying in their houses longer than they have historically. Both of these factors are reducing the amount of available inventory. Lastly, you can consider the distressed property market, which has essentially dried up. Most of the distressed assets that are coming through the pipeline are those with a pre-recession vintage. But if you look at the overall credit risk right now of both the borrower and the type of loan products, we’re originating conservative loans to the overqualified borrower, and because of the factors I just mentioned, it just means that it’s an extremely tight market. Investors have to work a little bit harder for a good opportunity.What would be your advice to investors looking to enter the SFR market?Always know why you invest and where you invest. Many people—I like to call it the HGTV trend—get brought in by the allure of how easy it is to flip a property or find an investment property and become a landlord. But in reality, this is hard work. Any investor needs to conduct diligence in terms of the market they’re in, understand the asset’s performance, and execute the strategy to accomplish what they want with that property. People don’t think enough about their long-term goals, what they actually want out of a property several years down the line. Another simple piece of advice would be to set aside capital for reserves because bad things occasionally happen and if you’re one of those investors who takes every penny off the table, you’re left without cash to carry out any type of deferred maintenance or capital expenditure. At this stage, such investors can run the risk of moving into slum lord territory and find that the quality of that property goes down, rents decline, and put the investor on the way to distress and default.Click here to view the presentation given by Cisterna during his keynote address at the Single-family Rental Roundtable. Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Building a More Diverse Future for Housing

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Building a More Diverse Future for Housing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Building a More Diverse Future for Housing  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Diversity Inclusion 2020-09-15 David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton September 15, 2020 1,263 Views Continuing an annual tradition, our September issue of DS News is once again our Diversity issue, focused on exploring the business case for diversity and inclusion, as well as practical takeaways and best practices from those working in the space. We encourage you to read the full digital issue online, and to check out the American Mortgage Diversity Council to learn more about the initiatives they are championing.In the meantime, we continue that exploration here with a conversation with several members of Radian’s Inclusion & Diversity Council.Why is I&D important to the mortgage industry?Eric Ray, Senior EVP, Chief Digital Officer, and Co-Head of Real Estate: As a mortgage and real estate services company, our primary purpose at Radian is to ensure the American dream of homeownership responsibly and sustainably. We provide mortgage insurance and a comprehensive suite of mortgage, risk, real estate, and title services to customers across the U.S., which is becoming more racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse. These demographic changes, particularly in today’s housing market, have implications for our business, including the need to understand how inclusion and diversity, and changes in population, impact our industry, our customers, and our colleagues.Eric RayAnita Scott, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer: The success of our company relies on its workforce. A workforce that is intentional with its inclusive culture and diverse population is proven to be more successful, especially in representing the communities in which they serve. Simply put, it makes good business sense, internally and externally with our business partners.MJ Watkins, Director, Corporate Relations: I believe Inclusion and Diversity is important to every industry. Specific to the mortgage industry, U.S. households are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse and millennials getting ready to form new households are roughly 50% diverse. To be best positioned to address the changing demographics of the mortgage industry, an organization will need a defined strategy focused on I&D to stay current, stay relevant and meet the needs of prospective homebuyers.Dave McCormick, SVP, Inside Sales: The foundation of the mortgage and housing industry is comprised on the broadly diverse consumer base that participates in it and drives it every day. Our customers serve the entirety of the homeownership community, and as their partner, Radian strives to support those efforts by being an industry leader on the I&D front. In doing so, we grow stronger as an organization as we create an environment that not only champions diversity, but one that draws out the best from our diverse and talented workforce by embracing a culture of inclusion so that the best ideas and innovations can be brought to bear for the betterment of our company, our customers, and our industry as a whole.Dana Keyser, VP, HR Business Partner: In my opinion, I&D is important to all industries and businesses. As a mortgage and real estate services company, our primary purpose at Radian is to ensure the American dream of homeownership responsibly and sustainably. We do this inclusively for all and recognize the power of a talented, diverse workforce driving our business to succeed. Our employees at Radian are encouraged to share ideas and engage in collaborative problem solving, ultimately making Radian better for customers, colleagues, and shareholders.Anita ScottKatie Brewer, SVP, Valuation Services Operations: The mortgage industry is massive and employs a substantial number of people across multiple segments. We also serve a very diverse population, and our workforce should be representative of the market we serve. Our people make the difference, and it takes diverse viewpoints, perspectives, thinking styles and backgrounds to have a rounded and meaningful vision and overall successful business. Having an inclusive and diverse workforce ensures we incorporate these perspectives into our business and the industry as a whole.What does it mean to have a commitment to inclusion and diversity?Ray: We launched our Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) program in 2019 with the goal of embracing a more inclusive and diverse Radian. We purposely decided to flip the order to lead with inclusion, rather than diversity, because we realize our strengths lie in the differences and the uniqueness of who we are, our thoughts and experiences, and how we approach issues. In order to truly leverage our diversity, we must be inclusive. We stand by our thinking that without inclusion, there is no diversity.Scott: Having a commitment to inclusion and diversity is much more than checking a box or saying that you can say you have a commitment on paper. It means creating a culture of inclusion first. I believe that if you do not see people who look like you at work or who share some of your diverse characteristics you are less likely to stay engaged or less likely to pursue career growth opportunities. Having I&D as one of our strategic priorities, and setting actionable and measurable goals throughout our journey, is an important way to show our commitment and progress to the organization and our external partners.MJ WatkinsWatkins: Having a commitment to Inclusion and Diversity is everything to me as an employee and council member. Knowing that my experiences, my ethnicity and my culture is valued, appreciated and leveraged to help the company succeedMcCormick: It means that as an organization, we are taking I&D beyond a mission statement, beyond a core value, and weaving into how we think, recruit, and operate daily. It means understanding and embracing that we always have more to learn and can always improve. It means engaging in a dialogue that runs through our organization over time, leading us down a road of continuous improvement. It results in an organization that reflects our diverse customer base and places a high value on the fact that everyone has a voice that should be heard in a continuous pursuit to reach our full potential.Keyser: A commitment to inclusion and diversity is more than a tagline. It’s a commitment to ongoing dialogue, examining our practices to continually improve, and empowering our employees to take action in support of our inclusive culture. It means celebrating what makes each of us unique and creating an environment where all are encouraged to participate and contribute.Brewer: Demonstrating a commitment to inclusion and diversity means leading by example in all aspects of our business. Building a diverse team, seeking out other perspectives, and including others with different experiences and backgrounds is key. By promoting an inclusive workplace environment, we leverage our entire team, which is full of diverse people, talent and ideas. It is an important part of who we are as a company, how we operate, and our long-term success.What are your goals and what successes have you had with I&D initiatives?Dave McCormickRay: The Council has developed the near-term goal to strengthen our workforce through diversity of thought and perspectives in the workplace—to be achieved through talent acquisition (sourcing from a diverse slate, hiring manager training, Employee Resource Group referrals) and talent retention and mobility (developing and advancing internal talent). The Council is charged with developing the framework for implementing and impacting inclusive initiatives, programs, policies, and processes.In addition, our near-term goal is to broaden awareness of the issues and challenges through readings, videos, ERG formations, and creating an environment for penalty free discussions. We’ve made great progress on this. Our longer-term goal is to further sponsor, foster, and develop our I&D culture by creating a new set of cultural norms.Scott: Our goal for the Council is around strengthening Radian by increasing diversity within our workforce and fostering an inclusive culture. Our supporting priorities revolve around furthering our partnerships with diverse talent suppliers to increase our hiring pipeline and engaging the organization in our ERG network.Dana KeyserOur successes are in the progress we’ve made in setting up our I&D council as well as having an overwhelming response from our organization around our impromptu “listening sessions” in response to recent community events. We have created an employee resource page on our internal portal dedicated to Inclusion and Diversity, streaming all communications, webinars, external resources for our employees to access at their interest level. I&D continues to be a strategic priority at the top of the house and the engagement from the employee base is just as strong.Watkins: As an I&D council member, my goal is to support relevant strategies that will help Radian be a more inclusive and diverse organization. In response to the social injustice events occurring this year, the I&D council hosted two employee forums to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. These forums were a success, allowing employees to share their personal experiences as well as enlightening colleagues about bias.McCormick: Personally, I want to be very self-aware, and strive to be a model of inclusion and diversity when I look at my own business unit. I want to ensure that the members of my team feel heard and feel like they play an active part in in where we are going as a department and as a company. We have made a conscious effort to pull together a team that comes from varying backgrounds and experiences so that we can benefit from diversity of thought. We need to continue down that path.Katie BrewerKeyser: Fostering an inclusive culture is a primary goal of our I&D Council. We have seen success in our efforts to educate our workforce on diversity topics and raise awareness of other’s experiences. We’ve published a series of diversity stories on our internal Intranet site, created the corporate citizenship employee spotlight to celebrate the great work our employees are doing within the community, and recently our Council has begun hosting open discussions with our employees on diversity topics. Our employees are engaged in the discussions and openly share ideas in support of our commitment to inclusion and diversity.Brewer: My goals are to ensure that Radian emerges as an I&D leader in the industry and sets a precedent for other businesses. Radian has always promoted a very inclusive culture and has a diverse workforce, while partnering with various trade groups that represent important diverse industry segments. This year we’ve been focusing on training for all of our team members, roundtables focusing on I&D, and creating employee resource groups for additional support and collaboration. We’ve already received lots of positive feedback and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow our efforts and focus. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Working Toward a More Diverse Industry Next: Hurricane Sally Brings ‘Extensive’ Damages to Gulf Coast in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Newscenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Diversity Inclusion Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily 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] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Ahead of Charlottesville anniversary, Heather Heyer’s mom urges people to ‘think about what she was here for’

first_imgABC News(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The spot where counter protester Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed down a street during the Charlottesville protest last year has become an unlikely space of refuge for her mother.“This is where I feel a connection to Heather,” Susan Bro said while visiting that area on 4th Street, now renamed “Honorary Heather Heyer Way,” with ABC News’ Eva Pilgrim.Bro noted that Heyer “is with me all the time” but “this is where she was taken from me.”“Sometimes I come in the evening … to sort of commune with the energy that’s here,” she said.Bro is speaking out ahead of the upcoming anniversary of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, when Heyer, 32, was killed on Aug. 12.Events are slated to be held in Charlottesville this weekend. Law enforcement officials have already released public guidelines and the governor of Virginia has already called for a state of emergency to be in place.“Maybe we’re in a little bit of overkill with the police state coming, maybe not. It is what it is,” Bro said.“I’m moving forward and we’re trying to make the world a better place. Either get on board or get out of the way,” she said.In an interview for ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast, Bro said that she has turned to activism instead of “dwelling in hate or anger.”“I think if we don’t focus on fixing the issues that caused this in the first place, the racial divide in our country, then we’re going to be right back at Charlottesville in no time flat,” Bro told “Start Here.”The heartbroken mom said she’s spoken to “hundreds of thousands of people” about how to address these issues, adding that she was surprised by the number of people who were determined to take a stand when they heard stories about her daughter.“I’ve had conversations with many people that I’ve never met, who’ve simply listened to something that I’ve said, or read about Heather’s life, or heard about what’s going on, and they say they’re standing up and speaking out now.”Ahead of the anniversary of Heyer’s death this weekend, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, in declaring the state of emergency, asked Virginians to “make alternative plans to engaging with planned demonstrations of hate.”There are small memorial events planned in Charlottesville, but police in Washington, D.C., are preparing for any fallout from a planned “Unite the Right” parade and rally.Bro said she believes any counter-protesters will be “a little more wary and cautious” after seeing what happened last year in Charlottesville, but she insisted that ignoring white nationalist groups is not the answer.They “crave silence or violence,” she said.Instead, she’s calling for loud, non-violent resistance.“If we ignore them, they think they have won because they have had the … playing field all to themselves. If we give them violence, they believe they have won because they have pushed your buttons and maybe taken out a few.”This story is featured in Friday’s edition of the ABC News “Start Here” podcast.“Start Here” is a daily ABC News podcast hosted by Brad Mielke featuring original reporting on stories that are driving the national conversation. Listen for FREE on the ABC News app, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or iHeartRadio. Ask Alexa: Play Start Here, or add the “Start Here” skill to your Flash Briefing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mother of Casey Goodson Jr., a Black Ohio man killed by deputy, says at funeral: ‘We have to get justice’

first_imgiStock/MattGushBy: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The mother of a 23-year-old Black man who allegedly was shot in the back by a white deputy sheriff at the doorstep of his home in Columbus, Ohio, gave an emotional eulogy at his funeral on Wednesday, telling mourners, “We have to get justice.”Casey Goodson Jr.’s mother, Tamala Payne, addressed family and friends during the service at the First Church of God in Columbus, as local police, the FBI and the Justice Department continued to investigate the shooting this month, which has sparked large protests in Ohio’s capital city.“I love you son with all my heart. This is by far the hardest day of my life,” Payne said through tears. “But I will stand strong in your name, and in your honor, and we will receive justice.”Goodson’s funeral came a day after a police officer reportedly responding to a non-emergency disturbance at a home shot and killed another Black man who Columbus officials said was unarmed. Police said 47-year-old Andre Hill only had a cellphone in his hand when he emerged from the garage of a residence and was shot.The officer who shot Hill, identified by officials on Wednesday as Adam Coy, 44, was relieved of his duties and placed on paid administrative leave after Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther ordered the city’s police chief to take the officer’s badge and gun after a preliminary investigation determined the officer failed to turn on his body camera during the shooting. Police officials said the body camera’s “rollback” technology automatically recorded about 60 seconds of the incident, which will be released to the public after it is shown to the family of the man who was killed.Ginther attended Goodson’s funeral on Wednesday along with Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty, the newly elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.At a news conference following the funeral, Ginther spoke of the shootings of Goodson and Hill, saying, “Our community is grieving.”“Enough is enough,” Ginther said. “This community is exhausted. The African American community is fearful, concerned, outraged and exhausted. If there were other members who were under attack … this community would come together and make sure our neighbors are safe. That is what we should do as a community, as a city.”In a letter last week to outgoing U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Beatty called Goodson’s death an “unwarranted execution” and implored the Department of Justice to conduct “a fair, complete review of the shooting.” Beatty did not speak at Goodson’s funeral.Goodson, according to relatives, had picked up sandwiches for his family after going to a dentist appointment. Relatives said he had placed the key in the door of his home while holding the bag of sandwiches when he was shot multiple times in the back by a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy identified by officials as Jason Meade.Meade, who had been taking part in a search for a fugitive along with the U.S. Marshals Service, alleged that Goodson — who was not the target of the search — waved a gun at him when he drove by in his police car. Meade, who was not equipped with a body-camera, confronted Goodson outside his home. He allegedly refused to drop his gun, U.S. Marshal Peter Tobin said at a press conference earlier this month.Goodson’s family, who has hired local attorney Sean Walton, said that while Goodson had a license to carry a weapon, they disputed Tobin’s description of the shooting.Payne told those attending the funeral that she is determined to make sure her son did not die in vain, saying Goodson “wanted his name to mean something, and this is what it is.”“I believe Casey’s purpose is to change the world. I believe Casey’s name will save many other little Black and brown boys who are not safe from the racist police,” Payne said. “I don’t ask God why, I ask God for understanding. God’s purpose is far greater than my understanding right now, but I know he has one. So I trust and rely on him completely.”ABC News’ Ivan Pereira and William Mansell contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more