Minerva rebel investor KiFin slams finances

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Share Monday 23 August 2010 8:25 pm KCS-content whatsapp ACTIVIST shareholder KiFin piled the pressure on property developer Minerva yesterday with a barrage of criticism ahead of a crunch meeting next month. KiFin sent a letter to Minerva shareholders taking a swipe at the firm’s finances, saying: “One does not need to be a rocket scientist to see how hugely over leveraged Minerva is.” KiFin, owned by South African billionaire Nathan Kirsh, made a bid for Minerva in 2009, but said it is now “terrified at the thought of having to consolidate almost £1bn of Minerva’s debt onto its own balance sheet”. Minerva countered with another circular claiming KiFin’s calls to remove chairman Oliver Whitehead and chief executive Salmaan Hasan are an attempt to wrench control of the firm without the hassle of a takeover. It called KiFin’s claims “inaccurate and unsubstantiated”, and recommended shareholders reject KiFin’s shakeup proposals at an emergency shareholder meeting on 8 September. The statements from the two camps stand opposed on a number of factual matters, including whether Minerva bosses rejected a takeover bid from Limitless in 2008, and on KiFin’s claim that the firm lacks financial transparency and has short-changed shareholders with its management of the Lancasters and Walbrook projects.“This is a very simple issue about disclosure and transparency. It’s hugely disappointing that it’s being aired in public, and it wasn’t our choice,” said KiFin’s UK representative Philip Lewis, who stands to become interim chief executive under the firm’s plans. All-out war is likely on 8 September, after sources said Minerva is very unlikely to meet with KiFin representatives before the showdown. Minerva rebel investor KiFin slams finances Tags: NULLlast_img read more

City sceptical on the prospect of rival offers for PotashCorp

first_img ANALYSTS yesterday poured scorn on talk of rival white knight offers waiting in the wings to scupper BHP Billiton’s $39bn (£24.5bn) bid for Canadian fertiliser giant PotashCorp.Reports over the weekend suggested both the Ontario Teachers Pension Fund and Chinese state-owned chemicals group Sinochem had already approached Temasek with a view to trying to find a partner to bid for all or part of PotashCorp.But City analysts said the length of time which has already elapsed since BHP’s bid – almost eight weeks – and the increasing complexity of deals being discussed meant BHP is likely to have a clear run at the company.“With six weeks to go before the BHP offer closes it is clear that the Chinese look unlikely to enter the fray and the schemes being tabled now are becoming increasingly political, complex and difficult to execute,” Liberum Capital said yesterday.“We feel the defence is running out of ideas and if they succeed in seeing off BHP it is because they have blocked the deal (politically or otherwise) and not because they have tabled a knock-out premium bid.”PotashCorp is currently working on contingency plans to break up the company as a way of batting away BHP’s bid, including selling $14bn of nitrogen and phosphorous assets. City sceptical on the prospect of rival offers for PotashCorp KCS-content Share whatsapp Monday 11 October 2010 9:15 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Oct 27, 2014 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Executive Council, Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Executive Council October 2014 Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest A summary of Executive Council resolutions Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Oct. 24-27 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.Advocacy and Networking for Mission* Condemn use of rape and other forms of sexual violence in war as a crime against humanity, including so-called “honor” killings perpetrated against victims of rape; support prosecution of such crimes against humanity as rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or other sexual violence of comparable gravity, especially when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack; support access to psychological and medical services for rape survivors; support inclusion of perspective and voices of survivors in post-conflict governance structures, peace-building, conflict prevention, and reconciliation dialogues (A&N032)* Support legislation and non-legislative efforts calling for an end to discrimination against women’s access to healthcare, especially for contraception, pregnancy, and childbirth; support the right of women to self-determination in regard to their personal choices about healthcare, especially for contraception, pregnancy, and childbirth; support legislation and other initiatives that eliminate underlying causes of discrimination against women’s access to healthcare, which include race, employment inequality, underemployment, the male-female pay-gap, and the disproportionate number of women living in poverty arising out of inequities in education, employment, contraception, childcare, and other forms of gender-based discrimination  (A&N033)* Support for “Net Neutrality,” also known as “Open Internet,” and opposition to a two-tiered Internet system of “fast” and “slow” lanes; affirm the right of all people and organizations, especially those that have been marginalized and suffered discrimination to have access on an equitable basis and be able to tell their stories using various modes of multimedia on the Internet; oppose allowing internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to content and content providers solely on the basis of their ability to pay; direct the Office of Government Relations to file a comment to urge the Federal Communications Committee to maintain an Open Internet, avoid rule changes that would create a two-tiered Internet system, and ensure that rules are in place to prevent internet service providers from discriminating against content providers, users, or blocked-data (normally stored in a data buffer and read or written a whole block at a time; an example is mass mailings from non-profit organizations) (A&N034)* Express grief at the loss of life and livelihood suffered by both Palestinians and Israelis as a result of the 2014 Gaza War, commend the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the international donor community in securing substantial funding for the rebuilding of Gaza; call upon all parties to the conflict, and their international partners, to work toward conditions in the Gaza Strip that will make peaceful and sustainable rebuilding possible; reaffirm church’s longstanding commitment to positive investment in the Palestinian Territories as indispensable for the creation of the economic infrastructure of a future Palestinian state, and request that the Economic Justice Loan Committee consider supplementing its 2013 investment in the Palestinian Territories with new economic investments designed to benefit the Palestinian people and to challenge dioceses to make similar investments; reaffirm church’s understanding that the only pathway to a just and lasting peace is a two-state solution, negotiated by Israelis and Palestinians, in which a universally recognized secure Israel, the homeland of the Jewish people, exists alongside a sovereign, viable, and universally recognized secure state for the Palestinian people, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states; both parties to refrain from unilateral actions that complicate the pathway toward negotiations; commend the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its bishop for their witness to peace for all Israelis and Palestinians and their work to provide for human need within their jurisdiction, including in the Gaza Strip and urge the support of all Episcopalians for those efforts; urge all Episcopalians to stand in solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians working toward peace in the land called holy by all the children of Abraham (A&N035)* (resolution for submission to General Convention as part of Executive Council’s Blue Book Report) for 78th General Convention to: reaffirm and renew the church’s longstanding commitment to the evaluation and reform of the federal, state, and local criminal and juvenile justice systems in the United States (citing five resolutions dating from 1985);  declare support and advocate for expansion of funding for treatment, alternatives to incarceration, and reintegration services to people leaving prison, call on Episcopalians to support and participate in mentoring and accompaniment programs for those leaving prison; declare opposition to mass incarceration, which perpetuates a cycle of systemic poverty in the United States through its impact on defendants, inmates, parolees, and their families;  reaffirm and renew church’s call for a moratorium on the use of for-profit private prisons, including immigration detention centers; reaffirm and renew support for the repeal of mandatory-minimum sentences for nonviolent offenses; call for the abolition of the sentencing disparity between crack-cocaine and powder-cocaine offenses and, as an intermediate step, urge U.S. Congress to make retroactive the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act, which reduces the disparity in sentencing from previous levels;  urge states with monetary bail bond systems to reform those systems; urge policymakers to pursue legal reforms to enhance the employability of people leaving prisons; condemn offender-funded law enforcement practices and urge policymakers to create equitable post-sentencing parole systems that remove undue financial burden on the parolee as a condition for maintaining parole; condemn the practice of felon disenfranchisement, which removes the right of formerly incarcerated (or “returning citizens”) to regain the right to vote once they complete their sentence and leave prison; call for exploration and creation of restorative justice programs to transform juvenile justice systems; direct the Executive Council to convene a Criminal Justice Reform Coordinating Committee for developing educational information, advocacy tools, and church policy to assist the dioceses and church members, in their ministry to prisoners, people returning home from prisons, and their families, and  in their advocacy for comprehensive criminal justice reform at all levels of government; direct the Coordinating Committee to report to the 79th General Convention; request the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to consider a budget of $48,000 to support the work of such Criminal Justice Reform Coordinating Committee (AN036)Advocacy and Networking for Mission/ Local Mission and Ministry* Reaffirm church’s socially responsible investment policies; declare opposition to for-profit prisons and detention centers, which often set occupancy or “bed” quotas, capitalizing on the criminal, civil, or immigration incarceration of individuals, that are a leading factor in the disproportionate mass incarceration of youth and men of color; direct treasurer to avoid investment in companies that own and operate for-profit prisons and detention centers (A&N/LMM002)* Reaffirm support of General Convention Resolution 2009-D035, Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, and 2012-A128, Examine Impact of Doctrine of Discovery, and church’s work to address issues of historical trauma caused by the colonizing dispossession of the lands of indigenous peoples and the disruption of their way of life; reaffirm support of the ministry and advocacy of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society staff in the Offices of Ethnic Ministries, Government Relations, Faith Formation, Global Relations, Racial Reconciliation, Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement, and other departments as they engage grassroots, tribal, governmental, and Episcopal individuals and entities to do the ongoing work called for in repudiating and examining the impact of the Doctrine of Discovery, including historical and generational trauma from the Residential Boarding School era; reaffirm commitment to ongoing education of and advocacy with the church members regarding historical reality and impact of the Doctrine of Discovery and elimination of the doctrine’s presence in the church’s contemporary policies, programs, and structures; encourage dioceses, bishops, clergy, and lay leaders to renew their efforts of education, advocacy and self-reflection in the spirit of living into the repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery as an active affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant and of Mark of Mission IV, which states “To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation.” (A&N/LMM003)* Affirm “to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves, and to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being”; confess that we as a society have failed to respect the dignity of every human being, remembering recent violent deaths of black youth and lament their deaths; affirm in response to church’s adoption of the Anglican Marks of Mission, specifically Mark 4, that #BlackLivesMatter,Too; urge the church and its members to respond faithfully to the call to action that #BlackLivesMatter,Too with prayer, community dialogue and partnerships, Christian formation education, sermons and homilies, and by standing in solidarity in valuing and protecting all people of color who are discriminated against or otherwise treated unfairly and harmed because of race or their skin color of their skin; reaffirm the teachings contained in the House of Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on “the Sin of Racism,” March 1994, ; remind members of the church to answer the call of the House of Bishops in their  subsequent 2006 Pastoral Letter “A Call to Covenant,” ; direct Office of the General Convention to convey to each diocesan and mission area bishop, standing committee and diocesan council, a copy of this resolution and the two House of Bishops letters with the request that they be shared with their congregations (A&N/LMM004)Finances for Mission* Establish Trust Fund #1066 as an investment account for Iglesia Episcopal del Ecuador in Ecuador (FFM053)* Establish Trust Fund #1067 for St. James Episcopal Church in Mesilla Park, New Mexico (FFM054)* Establish Trust Fund #1068, St. David’s Episcopal Church – Lucy and Bill Pengelly Memorial Fund as an investment account for St. David’s Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Nebraska (FFM055)* Establish Trust Fund #1069, as an investment account for St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Midland, Texas (FFM056)* Establish Trust Fund #1070 established as an investment account for St. Thaddaeus Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee (FFM057)* Approved revised official travel guidelines for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (FFM058)* Set the dividend rate for 2015 for the DFMS Trust Fund portfolios available to support the operating budget of DFMS at $0.96 per share based on 5.0% the average year-end market values of the portfolio for the five years ending 2013; set the dividend rate for 2015 for Trust Funds in the DFMS Endowment Portfolio that are not available to support the operating budget of DFMS be set at $0.96 per share based on 5.0% the average yearend market values of the portfolio for the five years ending 2013 (FFM059)* Approve the 2015 Budget for The Episcopal Church (FFM060)* Authorize the Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission to use income distributed during 2015 from Trust Fund No.809, up to $319,630.00, for educational and theological programs (including continuing education and individual scholarships) as recommended by the Commission on Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CETALC) at its meeting in Quito, Ecuador, in August 2014; disbursement of money will be conditional upon the receipt of appropriate documentation to secure financial and operational accountability acceptable to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission and the Treasurer; any 2015 balance not awarded to be reinvested (FFM061)* Extend thanks to those who have included The Episcopal Church in their wills and recognize the generosity of all those who endow The Episcopal Church and thus support its ministries (FFM062, FFM063)* Establish Trust Fund #1071 as an investment account for Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Salinas, California (FFM064)* Establish Trust Fund #1072 as an investment account for Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Salinas, California (FFM065)* Clarify scope of policies regarding the types of gifts that may be accepted by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) (FFM066)* Agree to fundraising procedures for staff and officers of the DFMS, members of Executive Council and members of all Committees, Commissions, Agencies and Boards (FFM067)* Grant $150,000 in increments of $50,000 annually commencing in 2014 to Li-Tim Oi Chinese Ministries in the Diocese of Los Angeles as a way to enable expansion of ministries to people of Chinese descent (money to come from income of certain board directed trust funds restricted for ministry to Chinese of the Dispersion (post-Communist takeover) (FFM068)Governance and Administration for Mission* Delegate to Executive Committee of Executive Council authority to act on its behalf for timely review and approve grants proposed by the United Thank Offering Board and Mission Department for the 2015 UTO grant cycle of the United Thank Offering (review and approval to be completed no later than June 15, 2015 and actions to be reported simultaneously to the board of the United Thank Offering and the Executive Council with an appropriate record of its actions (GAM020)* Adopts Best Practices in Human Resource Management document for the DFMS (GAM021)* Amend Article VII of the Executive Council Bylaws by inserting new Section 5 governing election and make up of Transitional Executive Committee of council (GAM022)* Requests chief operating officer to create a plan for the implementation and translation of a program for training in the effective church wide implementation of Title IV of the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, including the estimated expenses thereof; chief operating officer to initiate conversations with the Church Pension Group about how this work might be conducted collaboratively and expenses shared; chief operating officer present a plan for such training to the Executive Council for its review at the January 2015 meeting (GAM024)Local Mission and Ministry* Affirmation five entities as Jubilee Ministries including Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Centennial, Colorado (Diocese of Colorado); Ascension Outbound, Dallas, Texas (Diocese of Dallas); The Church of the Holy Nativity, Baltimore, Maryland (Diocese of Maryland); Noah’s Ark/Generating Hope, Wapato, Washington (Diocese of Spokane); Saint Mark’s Center for Community Renewal, Keansburg, New Jersey (Diocese of New Jersey) (LMM011)World Mission* Express appreciation for appointments made on behalf of the Presiding Bishop, including the Rev. Honey Becker (Diocese of Hawaii) second year assignment in Diocese of Jerusalem, missioner to St Peter’s Church, Jaffa; the Rev. Michael Billingsley (Diocese of Massachusetts) chaplain of St George’s College in the Diocese of Jerusalem, accompanied by his wife, Judith; Robert Canter (Diocese of Alabama) area coordinator for the Comayaga and Santa Barbara Deaneries, Diocese of Honduras; Judith Crosby (Diocese of Virginia) Carpenters Kids in Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Church of the Province of Tanzania; the Rev. Pierre Gabaud (Diocese of Southeast Florida)  dean of the Theological Seminary in the Diocese of Haiti; the Rev. Bernard Yung (Diocese of Virginia) missionary in the Diocese of Central Philippines (WM025)* Express appreciation for Young Adult Service Corps appointments made on behalf of the Presiding Bishop including Frederick Addy (Diocese of Dallas) in the Diocese of Costa Rica; Joseph Anderson (Diocese of Massachusetts and Missouri)  at the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, Japan; Kristina Boe (Diocese of Olympia) second year with new assignment in the Diocese of Rio de Janeiro, Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil; William Bryant (Diocese of Western North Carolina) second year with new assignment at St. Paul’s Within the Walls, in the Convocation of Churches in Europe; Paul Daniels (Diocese of North Carolina) second year at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and St. George in the Diocese of Grahamstown, Church of the Province of Southern Africa; Justin Davis (Diocese of Virginia) with the Mission to Seafarers in the Diocese of Western Kowloon, Hong Kong; Elizabeth Duque (Diocese of Colombia) volunteer with Agape Care and Counseling in the Diocese of Maseno West, Kenya; Maurice Dyer (Diocese of El Camino Real) second year with new assignment at the Institute for Healing of Memories in the Diocese of Cape Town, Church of the Province of Southern Africa; Carolyn Hockey (Diocese of Ohio) in the Diocese of Bujumbura, Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi; David Holton (Diocese of New York) at Easter College in Baguio City in the Diocese of North Central Philippines; Kirsten Lowell (Diocese of Maine) in the Diocese of Uruguay; William Lutes (Diocese of South Dakota) with the Anglican Church of Southern Africa Environmental Network and Anglican Communion Environmental Network in Cape Town, Church of the Province of Southern Africa; Kayla Massey (Diocese of Upper South Carolina) in the Diocese of North Central Philippines; Rachel McDaniel (Diocese of West Tennessee) with Women’s and Children’s Ministries in the Diocese of Southwestern Brazil; Delaney Ozmun (Diocese of Olympia) in the Diocese of Eldoret in the Anglican Church of Kenya; Hannah Perls (Diocese of Olympia) second year at Fundación Cristosal, in the Diocese of El Salvador; Carlin Van Schaik (Diocese of Northwest Texas) second year with new assignment in the Episcopal Church in the Philippines; Perry Alan Yarborough (Dioceses of Western North Carolina and Upper South Carolina) second year assignment in the Diocese of Haiti; Ryan Zavacky (Diocese of Eastern Michigan) at Mariya uMamaweThemba Monastery with the Brothers of the Holy Cross in the Diocese of Grahamstown, Church of the Province of Southern Africa (WM026)* Express appreciation for mission companions who faithfully completed their terms of service including Natalie Finstad (Diocese of Massachusetts) executive director/co-founder of Tatua Kenya Project in the Church of the Province of Kenya; Kyle Evans (Diocese of Pennsylvania) missioner/executive assistant to the suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Haiti; the Rev. Lura Kaval and Richard Harlow (Diocese of Maryland ) canon for development and project manager respectively in the Diocese of Honduras; Dan Tootle (Diocese of Maryland) Diocese of Haiti Schools Reorganization Project manager (WM027)* Express appreciation for Young Adult Service Corps volunteer companions who faithfully completed their term of service including Ashley Bingaman (Diocese of Virginia) in the Diocese of Haiti; Julia Burd (Diocese of Pennsylvania) at the School of Nursing Science in Léogâne, Diocese of Haiti; Sean Brown (Diocese of Hawaii) at the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, Japan; Ashley Cameron (Diocese of Virginia) at the Episcopal Development Foundation of St. Mark in the Diocese of Santiago in the Episcopal Church in the Philippines; Rachel Carter (Diocese of East Carolina) at the Instituto Episcopal San Cristóbal in the Diocese of Panama; Margaret Clinch (Diocese of Southern Ohio) at Easter College in Baguio, Diocese of North Central Philippines; Heidi Galagan (Diocese of Wyoming) at Canon Andrea Mwaka School (CAMS) in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Anglican Church of Tanzania; Karen Geiger (Diocese of Virginia) with HOPE Africa in the Diocese of False Bay, Church of the Province of Southern Africa; Rebecca Gleason (Diocese of San Diego) at El Espíritu SantoBilingual School in Tela, Diocese of Honduras; Jared Grant (Diocese of Western North Carolina) two-year term with Hope Africa in the Diocese of Lesotho, Church of the Province of Southern Africa and St. Paul’s Within the Walls, in the Convocation of Churches in Europe; Claire Harkey (Diocese of Mississippi) at El Buen Pastor Bilingual School in San Pedro Sula, Diocese of Honduras; Sara Lowery (Diocese of Alabama) at the Mission for Migrant Workers in the Diocese of Hong Kong; Andrew Joyce (Diocese of Kentucky) two-year term in the Episcopal Church in the Philippines; Joseph Morin (Diocese of West Texas) at Instituto Episcopal San Cristóbal in the Diocese of Panama; William Pendleton (Diocese of New Hampshire) in the Episcopal Church of Cuba; Jacqueline Kathleen Webb (Diocese of Dallas) at the Provincial Archives of the Hong Kong Anglican Church (Episcopal) (Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui) (WM028)* Direct the presiding officers to appoint a working group to study the reality of dioceses unable to afford to fully participate in General Convention, to identify the issues surrounding this challenge, identify funding sources available to address this challenge; working group to report to Executive Council in January 2015 (WM029)* Approve the 125th UTO award recipients and 2015 United Thank Offering Grant Focus and Criteria [names of recipients to be publicized by the Office of Public Affairs] (WM030)* “Stand in prayers with our sisters and brothers in Liberia, the Church of the Province of West Africa, and all countries where this virus threatens human health and societal structures and has claimed the lives of thousands; applaud the Episcopal Church in Liberia, the religious community,  grassroots organizations, and individuals in Liberia who are living the good news of Christ’s love by spreading awareness, feeding the hungry, supporting the hopeless, bringing comfort to those who mourn, and being a prophetic voice that speaks up for the most vulnerable;  applaud the clergy of the Episcopal Church in Liberia who continue to minister faithfully to the people of Liberia; applaud the Liberian Episcopalians here in the United States and our relationships that have raised hope, awareness, and materials and funds;” give thanks for the ongoing responses of Episcopal Relief & Development, the Anglican Alliance, global partners,  the U.S. military, and  World Health Organization, and United Nations bodies; challenge the world faith communities, especially the Anglican Communion, to engage the political and societal systems of their respective nations to encourage a more aggressive and generous response to the challenges of this current Ebola pandemic; commend the souls of those who have died into God’s loving care and pray for those who mourn; live in hope of the day we will celebrate the good news that this virus has been contained and we can cheer our sisters and brothers on as they rebuild their lives and their country (WM031)* commend Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, The Episcopal Church leadership, and the entire church for many years of continuing commitment to maintaining and improving relationships with the entirety of the Anglican Communion; express appreciation for the continuing efforts to strengthen relationships and pursue healing lead by Archbishop Justin Welby within the Anglican Communion; affirm our continued support of the Anglican Communion Office and  commits to endeavoring to restore fully or increase funding in 2015 and beyond (WM032) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Wales go down to Australia at the Millennium Stadium

first_imgSunday Nov 7, 2010 Wales go down to Australia at the Millennium Stadium Wales suffered another loss at the hands of a southern hemisphere team as they Australia beat them 25-16 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The home side had the upper hand at times, but were punished by the elusive Wallaby backs.Three tries from David Pocock, Kurtley Beale, and Ben Alexander were backed up by two penalties and two conversions by youngster James OConnor, while Wales scored a try through Richie Rees with Stephen Jones kicking three penalties.There was a moment in the game where it looked like Wales were going to fire up for one of their famous late changes. The boot of OConnor punished them though and effectively made the gap too large for the home side, who despite missing a few key players, managed to assert their dominance up front.“We were missing quality players against one of the best sides in the world. But we were direct, physical and the scrum went well,” said coach Warren Gatland.“I think we can just be a bit smarter in the way we play sometimes,” said prop Gethin Jenkins. “We’ve really got to work on switching on from any turnovers and getting back in the line. Once we lost the ball, we sort of switched off a bit and they punished us. It’s a team game. You can’t always win in all areas of the game,” he added.Wales next face South Africa, a team they havent beaten in their last 11 attempts. They will be bolstered by the return of Lee Byrne though and quite possibly Ryan Jones. Time: 05:52ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Le Lupin House / Atelier Pierre Thibault

first_img Houses Le Lupin House / Atelier Pierre Thibault Photographs Pierre Thibault, Émilie Gagné-Loranger ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958860/le-lupin-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard Le Lupin House / Atelier Pierre ThibaultSave this projectSaveLe Lupin House / Atelier Pierre Thibault Area:  1000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Rivière-du-Loup, Canada Projects Canada Lead Architects: center_img Save this picture!© Maxime Brouillet+ 14Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs:  Maxime Brouillet, Laurence Gaudette “COPY” 2017 ArchDaily “COPY” Architect:Atelier Pierre ThibaultCity:Rivière-du-LoupCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Located on a peninsula on the Saint-Lawrence River, this small house cohabits with white cottages typical of the beach area. The house’s cladding thus blends it into its immediate environment, while providing a soft contrast with the surrounding vegetation.Save this picture!© Laurence GaudetteSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Laurence GaudetteThe vertical latticework protects the occupant’s intimacy on the summer days when tourists stroll along the seaside road. The generous terraces allow for a direct contact with the exterior: nature is only a step away at any time. This small white house sets in naturally in its environment, quite like lupins, wild flowers that populate the site.Save this picture!© Laurence GaudetteA secondary residence for young family, the Lupin takes the form of a small cabin nested in the middle of generous terraces. Interior spaces are limited to maximize contact with the exterior. The living spaces are located on the second level to benefit from a panoramic view of the Saint-Lawrence River, while bedrooms on the ground floors have direct access to shaded gardens.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletPlayful alternations of voids, double heights and latticework frame a diversity of views on the surrounding landscape. The stilts enhance the house’s delicate insertion on the site. The spiral stairs going up to the roof are the unique curved element, connecting all three levels.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletProject gallerySee allShow lessSa Vigia House / Jorge VidalSelected ProjectsUsing Furniture to Create a Seamless Flow Between Indoor and Outdoor SpacesArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958860/le-lupin-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeAtelier Pierre ThibaultOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuebecRivière-du-LoupCanadaPublished on March 22, 2021Cite: “Le Lupin House / Atelier Pierre Thibault” 22 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

U.S. imperialism foments conflict in Africa

first_imgA group claiming to be in solidarity with the Al-Fatah Revolution of Sept. 1, 1969, headed by Col. Muammar Gadhafi in Libya — who imperialism overthrew and had murdered in 2011 — diverted an Afriqiyah Airways A320 flight to Malta on Dec. 24. No passenger was injured.The two hijackers who requested asylum in Malta were making a profound political statement that the imperialists in Washington, London, Paris and Brussels, along with their allies in Ankara, Turkey and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, were responsible for Libya’s destruction.The so-called “Arab Spring,” which had begun in neighboring Tunisia in December 2010 with a mass rebellion, general strike and the eventual seizure of power by the military and security forces in January 2011, was later replicated in February 2011 in Egypt. Unfortunately, the military and police took charge of the transitional process there, effectively nullifying any revolutionary potential.Nearly six years ago in February 2011, a counterrevolution was launched against the Libyan government under the guise of a fight for “freedom and democracy” as part of the “Arab Spring.”Nonetheless, it was clear to anti-imperialists that the assault on Libya constituted renewed neocolonialism in North Africa. The imperialists were willing to ignore the African Union’s March 8 peace proposals to halt a planned bombing campaign led by France and the U.S., which started on March 19.The Pentagon bombed the country again during 2016 under the pretext of fighting Islamic State group strongholds in Sirte and other coastal areas of the oil-rich nation. However, Washington, under outgoing President Barack Obama’s administration with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was hell-bent on destroying Libya, thereby creating conditions for the emergence of the Islamic State group (IS) in North Africa as war also did in Iraq and Syria. Today Libya is wracked by internecine conflict.The Obama Doctrine in Africa and West Asia has been an unmitigated disaster for the peoples of both regions. The U.S. is an aggressor nation that has killed, injured and displaced tens of millions in pursuit of its neocolonialist aims.The Horn of AfricaAlthough the previous administration of President George W. Bush created the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) in early 2008, the military operation in the Horn of Africa has been expanded under Obama. Somalia typifies Washington’s failed Africa policy over the last eight years.Even though various neocolonial-dominated African states such as Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi and Djibouti have deployed up to 22,000 troops, stability and prosperity have not returned to Somalia. In early 2016 the European Union cut its support to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), leaving the future of the operation unclear.Not only has AMISOM been occupying Somalia, but the Pentagon and the CIA maintain a strong presence in the country and neighboring states. At Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, thousands of Pentagon and French troops are stationed, facilitating U.S. and French operations in Africa, throughout the Arabian Peninsula and in the Persian/Arabian Gulf.A war against YemenA war against the people of Yemen, the poorest and least developed state in the region, has killed over 11,000 people and displaced several million since 2015. Yet it is hidden from the U.S. public, as is the occupation of Somalia and other Horn of Africa states. Off the coast of Somalia, the Pentagon and other naval forces are patrolling the Gulf of Aden against “piracy,” though that’s not been a problem for several years.These military campaigns feed the U.S. military-industrial complex, a multi-trillion-dollar business subsidized by the tax dollars of working class and oppressed people in the U.S.As long as the American public can be convinced that their principal enemy is “Islamic terrorism” or “communism” through the existence of IS, the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Cuba, etc., and not the billionaires of Wall Street and the Pentagon chiefs of Washington who order weapons like regular people order consumer goods, the political status quo will be maintained.The incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump has appointed leading military hawks, oil magnates, fast food low-wage slave drivers, conspiracy theorists and white supremacists to his administration, ensuring the situation will only worsen.Ethiopia is essentialIn Ethiopia, where a socialist-oriented government was overthrown in 1991, the continuation of U.S. dominance is essential to imperialist imperatives in the Horn of Africa.The Dec. 24 Washington Post wrote: “It is difficult to overstate the importance of Ethiopia to Africa’s stability.” Noting Ethiopia’s growth, the article continued, “But [its] rapid economic expansion has resulted in strains, especially when new factories and commercial farms are being built on land taken from farmers.”One of the cornerstones of the Ethiopian Revolution of 1974-91 was its land reform program which took control of huge sections of the country from monarchical rule. Yet today, at the aegis of imperialism, the land is being turned over to multinational corporations for profit-making enterprises.The same Washington Post article reported: “Protests erupted there in November 2015 over the land grabs, corruption in the local government and lack of services such as running water, electricity and roads.”A government-imposed state of emergency was lifted in December, along with the release of 10,000 people arrested during the unrest. Nonetheless, the Washington and Wall Street establishments are nervous about the future political situation in the region.South SudanIn South Sudan, where another Obama project pushed for the 2011 partitioning of the country, the two main factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army have been split over the last three years.The United Nations, which already has 12,500 troops and other personnel forming a parallel government, is insisting on deploying yet another 4,000 soldiers. This is straining relations between the government in Juba and its U.S. sponsors.Before its partition, Sudan was emerging as an oil-producing state independent of Western-controlled petroleum conglomerates. The People’s Republic of China had substantial oil concessions in the country. Today, both the North and the South are suffering from their dependence on imperialism.The government in Khartoum is now following the lead of Riyadh, having joined the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council proxy war against Iran by participating in the bombing and ground campaign designed to destroy the Ansurallah (Houthis) and their growing influence in Yemen.Imperialist war against Africa continuesAfter eight years of the Obama administration, it is quite clear to any objective analyst that the conditions for the peoples of Africa and West Asia are far worse than at any time in the post-World War II period. The U.N. Refugee Agency says that the number of displaced persons in the world is the highest ever recorded in human history, some 65 million.These developments have not happened spontaneously. They are part of a calculated but failed U.S. policy of maintaining world dominance.In the recent unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, opposition groups staged violent demonstrations aimed at forcing the resignation of President Joseph Kabila. Despite over 20,000 U.N. troops stationed in the vast mineral-rich Central African state, the Catholic Church intervened to negotiate an agreement to end the violence. President Kabila will remain in office for at least another year until elections can be organized. A Government of National Unity has been created with Prime Minister Samy Badibanga as its leader.The DRC has been a source of instability since its national independence from Belgium in June 1960. Its first elected Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba, was labelled a communist by the Eisenhower administration and subsequently overthrown, abducted, tortured and executed by the CIA in January 1961.As long as Africa is divided, the imperialists will be in a position to dictate the terms of political developments on the continent. What is needed is a total break with the Western program of neocolonial dependency.The coming months of 2017 will prove critical in the future of Africa in light of the unchartered waters of the Trump administration, the instability in Britain and the European Union stemming from the gradual dissolution of the Common Market, and the collapse of the war of genocide in Syria. Africa must develop its own political and economic course or remain in perpetual impoverishment and tutelage.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Board of Education to Consider Approval of Memorandum with PCC for Growing Dual Enrollment Program

first_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News Make a comment Community News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty The increasingly popular dual enrollment program that allows Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) high school students to take select PCC courses and earn college credit is expected to be approved for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic school year Thursday evening at the PUSD School Board meeting.“First and foremost, we want our students to see themselves as college-going while they’re still in high school,” said PUSD Secondary Education Assistant Superintendent Dr. Marisa Sarian.The pilot program surfaced in the fall 2014 school year and has grown substantially. It is approaching its third academic season, having started with just four classes district wide and gown to a proposed twelve starting this fall.The high schools that offer PCC credited classes include Blair High School, John Muir High School, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, Pasadena High School and CIS Academy.“Dual enrollment courses are courses that students can take to earn both high school and college credit at the same time. The courses are offered at the high school where there are equivalent courses offered at PCC,“ said Sarian. “They actually have to go through the application process with PCC just like any other student starting the college process would.”According to a PUSD Board of Education report, the dual enrollment program is intended to support the 21st century idea that career and workforce readiness are in alignment with preparedness. It aims to help young people compete in the new economy, realize their full potential, increase high school graduation rates, and increase college attendance and graduation rates while helping families in the region prosper through higher education.“We’re utilizing our PUSD teachers. The teacher who teaches the course has to qualify both PUSD hiring standards and meet the minimum qualifications and hiring procedures to be an adjunct professor with PCC,” said Sarian. “Many of them have to have advanced degrees in their subjects or other requirements that the college qualifications list.”Students who enroll in the program are made aware that their performance stays on their college record and every class is transferrable and counted at PCC. Eleven of the twelve courses are transferrable to a four-year university and are all conducted during regular high school hours Monday through Friday. Enrollment numbers are expected to reach about 400 students District wide.Courses offered include art, engineering, mathematics, physics, music, culinary arts and more with each PUSD campus offering different courses.According to Sarian, the main reason the School Board must approve the memorandum is due to the agreement between PUSD and PCC that the District pays for the total cost of books and materials that are required by PCC curriculum for proper instruction.“We waive the fees for the students who elect to be in the Dual Enrollment Program,” said Sarian.Additionally, students have to meet the PCC requirements to qualify for enrollment including completing prerequisites, entrance exams and other steps that PCC requires.‘It’s great seeing students feel encouraged when they succeed early on in these types of courses with more academic responsibility.” said Sarian. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Education Board of Education to Consider Approval of Memorandum with PCC for Growing Dual Enrollment Program By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 5:06 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

10 States That Spent Most on Home Improvement

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Fixr home improvement Homeowners HOUSING renovations Home / Daily Dose / 10 States That Spent Most on Home Improvement Related Articles  Print This Post Spending on home improvement is likely to be the highest it’s been in a decade according to a study by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. And California is leading the list of states that are spending a tidy sum on home improvements according to an analysis by real estate blog Fixr, which broke down home improvement spending by state in 2018 based on National Association of Home Builders estimates.For the rankings, the blog looked at owner-occupied homes’ estimated improvements in 2018 and broke down the expenditure into five sectors of total home improvement ranging from below $1 billion to more than $20 billion. “The greatest number of states fall into the $1-5 billion spending bracket with a 50.9 percent share,” Fixr found. “The below $1 billion spending bracket represents 23.5 percent of states, the $5-10 billion bracket accounts for 17.6 percent of states.”With a home improvement spending of $20.3 billion, California topped the list followed by Texas which showed a spending of $13.9 billion. New York, which came third on this list spent $11.6 billion on renovations while at fourth place Florida spent $11.4 billion. Pennsylvania, with a home renovation spending of $8.7 billion rounded off the top five states.The breakdown also found that while the amount spent by each state varied significantly, the percentage of homeowners choosing to make improvements ranged between 28 percent and 31 percent of all homeowners. “This implies that states with higher populations and therefore higher numbers of homeowners still provide the most lucrative market segments to target,” the analysis indicated.It also found that income levels were most likely to impact spending on renovations with states where income levels were rising being areas for future focus for home improvement and construction. In this category, Oregon and Massachusetts showed the most growth and a potential for earnings, the analysis found.Other states that were among the top 10 were Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, and North Carolina. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The State of Re-Performing Loans Next: Rents Accelerate in Major Metro Areas Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fixr home improvement Homeowners HOUSING renovations 2018-07-02 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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. 10 States That Spent Most on Home Improvement The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago July 2, 2018 6,573 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Mark Calabria Confirmed as FHFA Director: Industry Reaction

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mark Calabria Confirmed as FHFA Director: Industry Reaction in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News April 4, 2019 3,283 Views Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA Freddie Mac Mark Calabria 2019-04-04 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save 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] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Veterans United Makes Fortune’s Best Workplaces List Next: Closepin Announces Digital Closing Tool Tagged with: Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA Freddie Mac Mark Calabria Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles On Thursday afternoon, the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Mark A. Calabria as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Calabria was confirmed by a vote of 52-44. Calabria was nominated for the post of Director of the FHFA by the Trump administration in December 2018. Prior to being nominated for this position, he was the Chief Economist to Vice President Mike Pence.Calabria steps into the role as head of FHFA at a time when housing finance reform has been a hot topic in both Washington, D.C., and beyond, including discussions about whether the conservatorship of the GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, should be ended. (To read more on the topic of GSE and housing finance reform, check out our April DS News cover story, available to read online in full.)“I congratulate Mark Calabria on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency,” said FHFA Acting Director Joseph Otting. “I am confident that Mark will do a great job leading the FHFA, as he recognizes the need to work toward a housing finance system that protects taxpayers and meets our nation’s housing needs.””A strong and stable FHFA is pivotal to the health of the housing market,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO, Five Star Global. “We look forward to working with Dr. Calabria and his leadership team as they guide the agency into its next phase.”“We congratulate Dr. Calabria on his confirmation and commend the Senate on voting to confirm this immensely qualified nominee,” said National Rental Home Council (NRHC) Executive Director Diane Tomb. “Dr. Calabria’s decades of experience in housing policy and deep commitment to public service will serve him well as he leads the Federal Housing Finance Agency over the next five years. The National Rental Home Council looks forward to working with Dr. Calabria and his new colleagues at FHFA to expand access to quality rental homes nationwide and ensure that our housing system provides stability and liquidity for all Americans, whether they choose to rent or own their home.”Lindsey Johnson, President of U.S. Mortgage Insurers, issued a statement reading, “Director Calabria’s deep understanding of the mortgage finance system will be invaluable in promoting a more robust housing market that provides borrowers with access to affordable low down payment mortgage credit while simultaneously protecting taxpayers from undue mortgage credit risk. Director Calabria has long been an advocate for greater taxpayer protection against mortgage credit risk, including the use of private mortgage insurance (MI) to shield taxpayers and the federal government from financial risk on low down payment lending. We are confident that Director Calabria will continue to recognize the importance of private MI in the housing finance system.”National Association of Realtors (NAR) President John Smaby said, “Dr. Calabria has decades of experience in the housing industry, including time spent as an economist at NAR, and he understands the critical importance of the FHFA’s prudent management of America’s housing finance system. As he begins his tenure, we urge Director Calabria to work closely with Congress in the effort to responsibly reform the GSEs, particularly in search of policies that protect the 30-year fixed rate mortgage, secure a government guarantee and emphasize taxpayer and consumer protection.”“We look forward to working with Director Calabria and the FHFA to ensure that the secondary market of the future continues to make it possible for credit union members to have access to responsible and affordable mortgage credit and appreciate his recognition of the importance of the 30 year, fixed-rate mortgage,” said Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We welcome the opportunity to further build upon and strengthen the existing partnerships between credit unions, the government-sponsored enterprises, and Federal Home Loan Banks.”Recently, Calabria had told the Senate Banking Committee during a hearing that “FHFA is absolutely necessary. In fact, I want to raise the stature of FHFA. I remember how the employees at its predecessor felt and their inability to stand up and be able to do effective financial regulation. I’m committed to seeing turning FHFA into a world-class regulator.”During his nomination hearing, Calabria gave an outline of what his priorities would be if confirmed. Calabria said that a number of critical elements were needed in reform such as a “greater need for competition.” He said the current FHFA mandate was clearly where “the regulator cannot make such changes.” As a result, he said, “The very broad changes that have to happen in the mortgage finance system have to be done by Congress.”Calabria said that if he was confirmed as the FHFA Director his objective would be to ensure the GSEs were, “well capitalized, well managed, and well regulated.”Addressing his views on the affordable housing goals Calabria said that his past concerns with affordable housing goals were in the context of “two large institutions with zero capital.” However, he added, “I do believe we can get to a spot where we can have risk-taking via affordable housing goals if we can have an appropriate regulatory structure that has capital backing those goals. I’m very concerned about any large financial institution where we push it to take an additional risk without the appropriate regulatory structure in place.”Clarifying his comments on getting rid of the GSEs in the past, he said that they were essentially pointed towards getting rid of the model of privatizing gains and socialize losses. “I believe all large financial institutions need to be well capitalized more managed, more regulated, and I believe the GSEs were “none of the above” before the crisis. “I want these entities to be good corporate citizens, I want them to be the model of how other corporation should want to behave.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mark Calabria Confirmed as FHFA Director: Industry Reaction About Author: David Wharton  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more