Moody’s expected to strip Spain of top credit rating

first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April whatsapp Share Tags: NULL SPAIN is expected to loose its triple-A credit rating by the end of this week after a three-month review of the country’s finances by ratings agency Moody’s. The ratings agency put Spain’s debt on review for a possible downgrade at the end of June saying it would decide whether to downgrade the country’s rating after three months.At the time it said it would take Spain several years to recover from the collapse of its property market and that GDP growth was likely to be no higher than one per cent between 2010 and 2014. At the end of July Moody’s senior credit officer Steven Hess warned the country would probably lose its top credit rating.Most analysts expect Moody’s to downgrade Spain’s credit rating by one or two grades to either Aa1 or Aa2. Lowering Spain’s credit rating by one grade would put it in line with Fitch Ratings’ AA+ classification. A two-grade reduction would equal Standard & Poor’s rating of the country.Spain’s economy grew just 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2010 and 0.1 per cent in the first quarter as unemployment stayed above 20 per cent, the highest in the Eurozone. The economy is expected to shrink 0.4 per cent this year. The news came as Spain faced a general strike yesterday over austerity measures. There were protests in 11 European capitals to oppose measures such as spending cuts and pension and labour market reforms. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo Moody’s expected to strip Spain of top credit rating center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Wednesday 29 September 2010 11:13 pmlast_img read more

Coalition right to help job-creators

first_imgWednesday 26 January 2011 9:24 pm Coalition right to help job-creators KCS-content More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the VINCE Cable is back – and seems determined to shake off his reputation as the anti-business secretary. He wants to encourage firms to take on more workers by making it easier for them to sack underperforming staff. The number of cases reaching employment tribunals will be cut by automatically lodging all cases with Acas, the arbitration service. Tribunals may cease to be free: the introduction of fees, Cable believes, would discourage frivolous cases. Employers will no longer have to turn up in person at tribunals, and employees won’t be able to sue for unfair dismissal until they’ve been in a job for two years (up from one). Not a revolution – but the changes will be welcomed in boardrooms across the land. Tribunal claims hit a record 236,000 last year, a rise of 56 per cent on 2009, with firms having to spend almost £4,000 on average defending themselves, even when they were in the right.Many workers, of course, won’t like any of this, believing the reforms will allow bosses to exploit them. That would be an understandable yet short-sighted reaction. Hundreds of thousands of firms now live in such fear that they will end up being taken to the cleaners – and forced into expensive settlements regardless of the merits of any case – that they increasingly think twice before hiring anybody. Such a situation breeds distrust. It doesn’t help anybody. More relaxed employers will mean more job offers – especially full-time, proper staff positions – safe in the knowledge that the costs of getting it wrong won’t be crippling. This will mean greater opportunities for everybody, especially the young. There is plenty of academic evidence from all over the world that well-intentioned rules that make it too hard for employers to fire under-performing staff always backfire, reducing employment levels over time. In a modern society, an employee’s best protection is the availability of as many alternative job options as possible.It is good news that the coalition is now turning to supply-side reforms to boost growth. In that spirit, Cable ought to take another look at the speech made earlier this week by the CBI’s Sir Richard Lambert. Crucially, Lambert argues, governments should not attempt to pick winners. Its policy to favour some sectors won’t work either. The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts found that high-growth firms are almost equally present in the “high-tech” and “low-tech” sectors. Just six per cent of UK businesses with the highest growth rates generated half the new jobs created by existing businesses between 2002 and 2008. Experian found that looking at sectors is one of the least useful predictors of whether a company will turn out to be a winner. It too emphasises that fewer than one in ten small firms generate a hugely disproportionate share of the new jobs.Job-creating firms are not generally fresh start-ups. They tend to have been around a few years – but companies that are much more than 20 years old are not likely to start taking on lots of new people. They will be highly innovative and run by driven managers and entrepreneurs – but as Lambert points out, job creators are just as likely to be world-class innovators in the brick making industry as in high tech biosciences. It is these firms that the coalition must seek to liberate from the dead hand of bureaucracy. Today’s step is welcome; more is now needed. 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3 reasons why I’d buy dirt-cheap UK shares now

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Canadian council recommends ‘continued monitoring’ of covenant

first_imgCanadian council recommends ‘continued monitoring’ of covenant Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Anglican Consultative Council, Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 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 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Submit an Event Listing Anglican Covenant Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Journal — Mississauga, Ontario] When it meets this July, the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod will not be asked to either accept or reject the proposed Anglican Covenant.Instead, the governing body will consider a motion that continues the conversation and delays a final decision on the covenant until the next General Synod in 2016.The covenant is a set of principles recommended by the 2004 Windsor Report as a way of healing relationships severely damaged by divisions over human sexuality among member provinces of the Anglican Communion.At its recent spring meeting, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) agreed to recommend that General Synod ask the church’s Anglican Communion Working Group to “monitor continued developments” around the proposed covenant. It requests that the group render a report to the spring 2016 meeting of the council and directs the council “to bring a recommendation regarding the adoption of the covenant” to the next General Synod in 2016.In 2010, General Synod had approved a resolution that received the final text of the covenant, requested the working group to prepare study and consultation materials for parishes and dioceses, and requested that the faith, worship and ministry committee and the Governance Working Group provide advice on the “theological, ecclesiological, legal and constitutional implications of the decision to adopt or not adopt the covenant.” It also directed the council “to bring a recommendation regarding the adoption of the covenant” to the 2013 General Synod.Archdeacon Harry Huskins, working group member, described the 2013 motion as “a neutral vehicle” in which to deal with the covenant and is one that “recognizes the division of opinion” around the issue.Huskins asked the council, however, whether it could consider ways in which General Synod members who feel strongly for or against the covenant could have opportunities to express their opinions on the floor; “Might it be useful to take time as a committee of the whole so people can say what they want?” suggested Huskins.Some council members questioned whether the covenant issue was a “hot topic” that warranted extra time at an already compressed General Synod. Others said the working group’s report was “comprehensive enough” to explain the reasons for the motion.Earlier in the discussion, council members said that there wasn’t any appetite for such discussions, noting how copious study materials prepared by the working – as requested by the 2010 General Synod – have not sparked interest among Canadian Anglicans.“I’ve tried to begin conversations in Ottawa and its neighbouring dioceses, but there’s simply no interest. We just assume this is dead,” said Ron Chaplin, from the diocese of Ottawa.“I don’t think it’s a burning issue,” said Cynthia Haines-Turner, from the ecclesiastical province of Canada. She added that this year’s General Synod, with its compressed schedule, was better spent on “more pressing matters.” She added that the covenant was a “fairly weighty issue,” and members shouldn’t have to be rushed into a decision. “2016 is a better time.”The diocesan bishop of Calgary, Gregory Kerr-Wilson, said he supported the motion but cautioned the council about how it talks about the reception of the covenant. “Leadership means taking an interest in some things that may not be interesting to others, but which have an impact down the road,” he said.It was agreed that the General Synod planning committee would look into the matter as it finalizes the agenda. As things currently stand, discussions around the covenant have been allotted 45 minutes, said Dean Peter Wall, chair of the General Synod planning committee.Dean Peter Elliott, who was one of the church’s three representatives to the Anglican Consultative Council, which discussed the covenant last fall, noted that even the Anglican Communion is “literally over the map” with regards to action on the covenant. “The discussion within provinces and communion (about the covenant) was more highly valued than the product of approval,” said Elliott.Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, concurred with Elliott, saying that while some provinces have adopted the covenant, others have rejected it outright, while others have adopted it “with some caveats.”[Editors’ note: In July 2012, the Episcopal Church’s General Convention declined to take a position on the covenant, saying via Resolution B005 that, following extensive study and prayerful consideration of the Anglican Covenant, there remains “a wide variety of opinions and ecclesiological positions in The Episcopal Church.” The resolution called for the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies to appoint a task force “to continue to monitor the ongoing developments with respect to the Anglican Covenant and how this church might continue its participation.” That task force would report its findings to the next convention in 2015.] An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL By Marites N. 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Water management district reduces tax rate

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm Reply 1 COMMENT Funds water resource protection projects                                                                                              The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board today approved its fiscal year 2016-2017 budget, which will provide funds for cost-share projects and major programs to support the agency’s core missions of water supply, water quality, natural systems and flood protection. The board also voted to reduce the millage rate for taxpayers for a fourth year.“The district’s emphasis on cooperative funding supports Florida’s economy with projects that directly benefit water resources,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “This budget demonstrates the Governing Board’s commitment to water resource protection as well as responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars.”The 0.2885 millage rate (rolled-back rate) will generate $84.1 million in revenue that will be part of a total $164.6 million budget for the budget year that begins Oct. 1, 2016. The millage rate adopted by the board is approximately 4.6 percent less than the current year’s tax rate. The budget is also funded through state, federal and other district sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees).Under a 0.2885 millage rate — 28.85 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value — the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $43.28 in the coming year in property taxes to the district.The budget will fund the district’s major programs, including springs protection, projects to improve water quality and alternative water supply development. Budget highlights include:Nearly $70 million in cooperative funding, with $7 million specifically to support water projects in economically disadvantaged rural communities and for innovative technologies, as well as springs and priority water body protection and restoration, water conservation initiatives with public water suppliers, and projects to enhance the reuse of reclaimed water.$6.2 million in new state funding for springs protection projects that support local efforts to protect spring flows and water quality.Approximately $6.6 million toward second-year cooperative projects that support local efforts to protect spring flows and water quality.$8.5 million for the Eau Gallie muck dredging project to improve navigation and water quality.$10.2 million for the district’s agricultural cooperative funding program, which assists farmers in implementing water-saving technologies and helps fund dispersed water storage projects.$5.5 million for the Lake Apopka and Upper Ocklawaha River Basin, including $625,000 for the Emeralda Marsh Area 3 Reconnection.$4 million in funding from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the Lake Apopka Restoration project.$3 million for the Tri-County Agricultural Area (TCAA) Water Management Partnership.$1.4 million for the Canal 1 Rediversion project (Phase 1B) in the Indian River Lagoon Basin.$900,000 for the Fellsmere Water Management Area in the Upper St. Johns River Basin.$2.8 million in new state funding for land management restoration projects, including $750,000 for a water quality improvement project at the Silver Springs Forest Conservation Area.The budget is available online here. The Anatomy of Fear center_img Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 SJWMD taxes going down, state school taxes going down, City of Apopka taxes going up…………now go figure why. Please enter your comment! TAGSBudgetSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleFive Industries Cashing In on Pumpkin Spice CrazeNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4536 m² Area:  4536 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANASave this projectSaveEHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA Save this picture!© Hélène Binet+ 19 Share photographs:  Hélène BinetPhotographs:   Helene Binet Associate Architect:Anup Kumar BasakProject Architect:Sabbir WadudStructural & Mep:Eastern Housing LimitedEngineering Advisor:KMA BariSupervising Engineer:Amrul HasanFirm:URBANAStructural:Eastern Housing LimitedMEP:Eastern Housing LimitedCity:DhakaCountry:BangladeshMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hélène BinetRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore- A plain cuboid volume on a tight urban site is accented with generous overhangs on each level- Near 270 degrees views to and from the site: an object in the city and a platform to view the city from.- Heavy solar heat gains on west façade necessitated treatment: deep overhangs offer shade and also protection from rain – A warm wood façade to the city– a deliberate departure from the ‘pigeon hole’ windows dotting the urban-scape.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetMultiple ground planesThe necessary shading in the form of cantilevered slabs was taken as a point of departure to gain an additional advantage. While on the ceiling level the projecting planes provide shading, at the floor level the ‘ground plane’ is extended, interspersed with verandahs, green beds or voids. This then provides privacy from the road, while acting as a barrier to noise generated from the streets. All that remains visible are the clouds: a feeling of living in ‘condos in the sky’.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetResponse to climatic conditionsGenerous cantilevering slabs running continuously along the perimeter provide more than adequate shading not only from solar heat gain but also from rain. The result is that peripheral walls, and their large apertures, remain fully shaded. And although provision for air-conditioning exists, all rooms and living spaces benefit from good natural ventilation. What is more important in the hot-humid tropical climate is cross-ventilation, which is ensured by placing the four bedrooms in corners, with windows in corner walls.Save this picture!Apartment Floor PlanLiving spaces are continuous – running the entire length of the apartment and therefore openings and balconies at either end ensure that these areas benefit from cross-breeze as well. All this help to effect comfortable interior spaces, without direct heat gain and have plenty of fresh air and cross-circulation.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetGreen solutionsMost of the rain falling within the areas of the complex is collected in a large underground reservoir. VRF type air-conditioning will help to keep energy costs down but its need in the first place is reduced due to the carefully prescribed openings along the periphery to ensure good cross-ventilation and zero direct solar heat gain. A small green is created on the ground level and repeated on the roof, while service lines on roof top are carefully designed so that the entire roof remain uncluttered and usable and also facilitates rain harvest.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetLuxury and AestheticsCharged by the client – one of the largest real estate developers in the country – with creating a new statement ‘luxury’ property, the architect responded with an architecture that employs the most mundane of materials and ordinary finishes but treated in a manner so as to exude a certain sense of ‘luxury’. Abundance of greens, daylight and natural ventilation together with careful detailing of the limited palette of materials create an uncluttered yet warm aesthetics.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetThe latter is enhanced by the generous employment of real ‘iron wood’ on exterior surfaces, offset by the concrete of deep overhangs, which provide protection to the wood from rain and sun. The hanging gardens sway ever so slightly in the afternoon breeze to animate the structure.Project gallerySee allShow lessInterview with Jean-Louis Cohen, Curator of the French Pavilion at the 2014 Venice B…InterviewsCopenhagen Hospital Draws Competition Entries from Snøhetta, Mecanoo, & MoreArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Dhaka, BangladeshLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Projects CopyApartments•Dhaka, Bangladesh CopyAbout this officeKashef Chowdhury – URBANAOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDhakaHousingResidentialBangladeshPublished on July 02, 2014Cite: “EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA” 02 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 June 2009 | News The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Journalist’s body found in river bed 12 days after his disappearance

first_img RSF_en News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo May 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s body found in river bed 12 days after his disappearance Organisation Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Newscenter_img February 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn of radio journalist Guylain Chandjaro’s death in Bunia, a city in the eastern region of Ituri. He was a Swahili-language journalist with Radio Canal Révélation, a community radio station, and freelanced for the Bunia branch of the national broadcaster RTNC.His body was found in the bed of the River Ngezi – which crosses the city – on 17 May, 12 days after he went missing. He was buried later the same day.“Chandjaro’s body bore the marks of injuries on the back of the neck so he was clearly murdered,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to investigate this properly in order to establish whether the motive was personal or linked to his work, and to arrest and punish those responsible.” “We hail the apparent determination currently being shown by the authorities in charge of the case, and the fact that it is being closely followed by the region’s governor and by the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).” Radio Canal Révélation manager Richard Pituwa told Reporters Without Borders: “We firmly condemn what happened and we urge the local and national authorities to do more to protect journalists. What happened to Guylain can happen to other journalists as well.”Several persons were arrested yesterday in connection with Chandjaro’s death after the local prosecutor reported irregularities in the initial investigation and insisted that progress be made. The motive is still unknown and, for the time being, establishing a link with his work seems difficult.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, he was physically attacked five or six months ago. Then, shortly before his disappearance, he was beaten up in a bar by an unidentified man who took issue with comments he had made on one of his Radio Canal Révélation programmes called “Hewa Bora.” According to witnesses, the man told Chandjaro: “You think that being a radio journalist gives you protection? You will hear from me again.”Fellow journalists organized a “Day without News Media” in Bunia on 16 May in protest against his disappearance. It included a peaceful march in which more than 100 people took part.Chandjaro is the second journalist to be killed in the DRC this year. He follows Tatiana Kahashi, who was shot dead during clashes between rival M23 rebel factions in Rutshuru on 24 February. Many of her colleagues think she was killed deliberately rather than by a stray bullet, and point to the fact that a rebel chief explicitly threatened her in late 2012. News to go further Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

BUILDING PERMITS: April 30 – May 4

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness By admin – May 13, 2018 Facebook New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALSA R Construction/Giovvanni Herrera, 1113 N. Lincoln Ave., $115,000; A R Construc-tion/Giovvanni Herrera, 1111 N. Lincoln Ave., $120,000; Whitehead Construction/Mike Brooks, 3210 Verona Dr., $300,000; Betenbough, 1023 Yancy Court, $232,950; Betenbough, 1021 Yancy Court, $233,950; Betenbough, 1022 Yancy Court, $203,950; Betenbough, 1020 Yancy Court, $187,950; Betenbough, 929 Yancy St., $207,950; Betenbough, 927 Yancy St., $182,625; Betenbough, 928 Yancy St., $209,950.Total: 10 permits, $1,994,325RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSBrazile Design and Construction/Bob Dickerson, 23 San Marcos Court, $50,000; Chas Wea-therby, 22 La Promesa Circle, $5,000; Eutimio Ortega /Caitlin McClintie, 530 Primrose St., $2,500; Marra Juarez, 403 N. Belmont Ave., $15,000; Lone Star Pergolas/Tony Hooper, 3116 San Saba Drive, $2,374; Yadhira Lerma, 600 Courtland Ave., $600; Planet Construction/Todd Fox, 6222 Linwood Drive, $15,000; Richard Bemholz, 9410 Sagebrush Ave., $2,500; Casareo Ortega, 505 Avenue A Circle, $16,000; Jeff McCollum, 7029 Robbie Road, $3,000; Armando Ybarra, 9904 Lamar Ave., $5,000; Brian Gordon, 705 Courtland Ave., $2,000; Laras Construction/Michael Rider, 3135 Eisenhower Road, $6,000; Pina Pools/David German, 1413 French Ave. swimming pool, $40,000; JT Pool Construction, 7801 Giavanna Drive swimming pool, $72,000; Perla Pinedo, 6 Maravilla Circle, $580,000; James Ripley, 3721 E. 30th St., $2,600; Emigdio Balderas Jr/Precision Construction, 811 W. 22nd St., $7,000; Isaias Aguirre, 2706 Eisenhower Road, $500; Gilbert Espinoza, 507 Crocket St., $1,000; Siria Bloemendaal, 9206 Hawthorne Court, $15,000.Total: 21 permits, $843,074NEW COMMERCIALWaldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $4,000,000Total: 1 permit, $4,000,000COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSWaldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $4,800,000; Waldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $4,000,000; Waldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $400,000; Target Logistics, 2575 E. Pearl St. Bld I, $700,000; Target Logistics, 2575 E. Pearl St. Bld J, $700,000; Target Logistics, 2575 E. Pearl St. Bld K, $700,000; Danny Munoz, 1301 N. Texas Ave., $156,900; Abelardo Rojero, 108 N. Sam Houston Ave., $8,000; Waldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $4,800,000; Jennifer Twist/Walmart, 4210 JBS Parkway, $100,000; Playgrounds Etc LLC, 500 S. Pagewood Ave., $10,000; AAA Mustang Consultants/Alex Singh, 4122 Faudree Road., $45,000.Total: 12 permits, $16,419,900CHANGE OF USEOdessa Family YMCA, 1111 Pagewood Ave; Mark Troschinetz, 414 N. Lee Ave; Sergio Men-dez/Juventino Estrada, 1512 N. Grant Ave; Judy Barker, 113 E. 4th St; Kenney De La Garza, 4555 E. University Blvd C-7, $8,330; Norma Blackmore/Javier Martinez, 600 N. Grandview Ave; Laura Flores, 1009 N. Dixie Blvd.Total: 7 permits, $8,330Total permits: 51Total value: $23,265,629Total permits (2018 year to date): 796Total value (2018 year to date): $135,792,146.96Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp BUILDING PERMITS: April 30 – May 4 Previous articleELAM: Mood moves the oil marketNext articleYoung helpers learn life skills adminlast_img read more

DISYS CEO Mahfuz Ahmed Recognized for Dynamic Leadership in the Global Staffing Industry

first_img Previous articleHow to ‘fight dirty’ with a pressure washerNext articleoat021921 Hitch_T20210217.jpg Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Expand strategically into the Canadian marketspace with a new headquarters in Toronto. This move came in response to years of working in Canada and rising demand for an innovative, custom alternative to local players. Leverage multiple delivery channels for a holistic service methodology. DISYS developed a proactive approach to solve the talent gap in multiple ways across the digital and human areas to accommodate clients and seamlessly meet their goals. Facebook Local NewsBusiness Remain committed to a culture of diversity and inclusivity at all levels of operations, with the belief that a workforce comprised of differing perspectives is a powerful source of innovative concepts and approaches. “As staffing professionals, we have a responsibility to act in the best interests of our clients, employees, and consultants,” said DISYS’ CEO, Mahfuz Ahmed. “The past year required new levels of dynamism and resilience to keep people working and position clients for success. We remained true to our mission to achieve these while continuing to push the boundaries, not being held back by what has been done before.” Since the company’s beginnings, Mahfuz has led DISYS through several changing market dynamics. Leaning on this experience, he has led the company to pivot effectively when the need arises. At the onset of the pandemic, DISYS’ leadership knew a creative solution was needed to help clients meet their needs while leveraging budgets to achieve key outcomes. The company’s new Project Automation service offering gave clients the opportunity to reach their staff augmentation goals at up to 30% lower costs than the Big 4 firms could offer, propelled by the concept that the ‘right’ solution is not always the most expensive. “At DISYS, we take great pride in our role in the staffing ecosystem,” said Ahmed. “This privilege we have to find new ways to engage with talent and remain our clients’ go-to talent provider was brought into sharp focus over the past year. Our ability to keep people working, while giving back to communities around us is a critical element of our culture, and we look forward to building on this in the years ahead.” About Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a global managed services and staffing firm with 45 offices worldwide. DISYS’ vision is to be a global business partner, delivering the highest quality and most consistent services at the best value to clients worldwide. For more information about DISYS, visit About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. For more information, please visit View source version on CONTACT: Sandra Schwartzman Vice President of Public Relations RMR & Associates (301) 230 – 0045 x 100 [email protected] KEYWORD: VIRGINIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OTHER TRANSPORT OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES TRANSPORT OTHER TECHNOLOGY LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/18/2021 11:41 AM/DISC: 02/18/2021 11:41 AM TAGS  WhatsApp MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 18, 2021– Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS), a global technology services firm, announces that its CEO, Mahfuz Ahmed, has been selected to the 2021 Staffing Industry Analysts Staffing 100 List for the fourth time. Central to this recognition is Mahfuz’s decisive leadership coupled with the forward-looking vision that directly enabled the increased growth DISYS has seen throughout 2020. While the majority of staffing organizations reported declines in excess of 10% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, DISYS’ year-over-year growth from 2019 totaled 3%. DISYS is ranked as one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S., recently increasing its position to #50 in 2020 from #59 in 2019. Some key achievements in 2020 include DISYS’ ability, under Mahfuz’s leadership, to:Act nimbly and proactively due to a diversified client base. DISYS quickly jumped in and pivoted to help clients in advancing industries keep on track with their tasks and goals this year. No business was dropped, no employees were let go, and compliance requirements were strictly upheld in client engagements. Twitter Re-launch DISYS’ Managed Services arm as D2M, allowing the company to expand its service offerings at the enterprise level. In addition to helping clients maximize operational efficiency, D2M has served as a powerful engine for job creation in the COVID-19 era. Twitter Facebook DISYS CEO Mahfuz Ahmed Recognized for Dynamic Leadership in the Global Staffing Industry Embrace a seamless shift remote work for DISYS’ global workforce of 5,000 employees, supported by investments in collaboration tools, such as Workplace by Facebook and enhanced communications methods to replicate ‘in-office’ culture in a virtual format.last_img read more