Dawn Properties Limited 2014 Annual Report

first_imgDawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileDawn Properties Limited offers professional real estate services to government, parastatals, corporates, institutional bodies, the financial services and private sector; including property sales and leasing, property management, real estate valuation and advisory services, and project and development management. Dawn Properties has three real estate businesses in Zimbabwe; property holding, property development and property consulting. It owns approximately 540 hectares of land in residential and commercial markets and manages over 340 000 square metres of lettable space across over 120 sites in Zimbabwe. The valuation division covers property, plant and machinery, and furniture and fittings valuations. Its property and timeshare portfolio include Caribbea Bay Sun Hotel, Monomotapa Hotel, Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Holiday Inn Mutare Hotel and Hwange Safari Lodge. Dawn Properties Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgTelekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileTelekom Networks Malawi Limited is the major provider of telecommunication services in Malawi; offering a range of products that include post- and pre-paid airtime, interconnections, international incoming and roaming, handsets, equipment and accessories. Additional products and services include smart data packages, a mobile money wallet called Mpamba, Yanga Internet bundles; as well as voice services which include caller tune, call conference and mobile directory services. Value-added services include Me2U which allows customers to share airtime, Pasavute airtime services, and multimedia messaging services. Innovations include the introduction of 3.5g broadband services and high-speed wireless Internet access, voice and data connectivity, and video and music streaming. Telekom Networks Malawi Limited was the first mobile network operator in Malawi and was established as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the then government-owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM and the telecommunication enterprise is now a wholly-owned Malawi company. Telekom Networks Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cámara de Obispos finaliza retiro de primavera ‘construyendo puentes’

first_img 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service] La Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal casi finaliza el retiro anual de primavera el cual ha sido un tiempo para construir la comunidad y construir puentes.“No se puede trabajar tan eficazmente como colegas si además no somos amigos, y hay una importante relación emocional – relación espiritual – que se genera en estos encuentros y nos profundizamos en otros puntos de la vida de la Cámara de Obispos,” dijo el obispo de la Diócesis de Kansas  Dean Wolfe, vicepresidente de la Cámara de Obispos, el 25 de marzo durante conferencia de prensa telefónica.El obispo de la Diócesis del Este de Michigan Todd Ousley, copresidente del Comité de Planificación de la Cámara de Obispos, estuvo de acuerdo. “A medida que continuamos acogiendo la reunión de primavera como un tiempo de retiro y reflexión, estamos creciendo juntos más profundamente como una cámara en esa acogida con cada reunión sucesiva”, dijo.Los obispos, dijo Ousley, están “empezando a profundizar nuestro aprecio por los demás” y, a modo de escuchar las reflexiones de sus colegas, estamos construyendo puentes entre “nuestra espiritualidad personal y la espiritualidad de lo que significa ser un obispo que sirve en la iglesia en este momento”.El retiro comenzó el 21 de marzo en el centro de conferencia Allen Camp & Retreat Center en Navasota, Texas (Diócesis de Texas), y debe concluir el 25 de marzo después de una reunión estilo cabildo abierto y una sesión de trabajo corta, seguido de una Eucaristía de clausura y la cena.El obispo Ken Price, secretario de la Cámara de Obispos, dijo durante la conferencia de prensa dijo que el retiro ha tenido una de las presencias más importantes en los últimos años con 148 obispos asistentes. Señaló que la cámara ha cambiado mucho en los 20 años desde que él fue ordenado y consagrado, con la adición de 180 obispos durante ese tiempo.Durante sus reuniones de negocios, los obispos reconocen formalmente obispo sufragáneo jubilada de la Diócesis de Massachusetts Barbara Harris con una resolución en honor el 25 aniversario de su ordenación y consagración como la primera mujer obispo en la Comunión Anglicana.“A donde hemos llegado en ese momento es increíble”, dijo Price.En la apertura del día del retiro, la cámara escucho las exposiciones de dos estudios de mandato de la Convención General. El Rdo. Brian Taylor de Rio Grande y Joan Geiszler-Ludlum de Carolina del Este Carolina presentó el trabajo hasta la fecha del Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio. Y el, Equipo de Trabajo para Reimaginar la Iglesia Episcopal lo presento los miembros obispo Andy Doyle de Texas, obispa Mary Gray-Reeves de El Camino Real, obispo Sean Rowe de Pennsylvania del Noroeste/Bethlehem y el obispo Michael Curry de Carolina del Norte presentaron el Equipo de Trabajo hasta la fecha.“Ha habido mucha conversación sobre la necesidad de tener más tiempo para la conversación”, dijo la obispa presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori durante la conferencia de prensa de ambas presentaciones. “Sé que vamos a volver a las dos temas en nuestra reunión de otoño”Price dijo que, pese a la falta de tiempo para la discusión en profundidad y el reconocimiento de que el grupo de trabajo aún tiene mucho por hacer, hubo una ” recepción muy positiva” de lo que se presentó.Ousley dijo que ambas iniciativas “representan de una manera muy tangible un movimiento muy positivo por la iglesia en su conjunto en trabajar intencionalmente para recoger las voces de todo el pueblo de Dios en la iglesia sobre asuntos importantes”.“Encontrar oportunidades adecuadas ” para las voces de los laicos, diáconos, sacerdotes y obispos que se trajeron a la mesa es “parte de una gran tendencia que estamos viendo en la iglesia para tratar de ver cómo todos nosotros podemos estar juntos en la toma de decisiones, y en la lucha de cómo se desarrolla nuestro futuro”, dijo.Price estuvo de acuerdo y añadió que ” hay un sentimiento predominante de la gente de que estamos entrando en una época en la que tenemos que encontrar nuevas formas de ser en las relaciones que entre sí y que no sólo se debe preocupar por la legalidad de ser una Iglesia”.Se pidió a los obispos el costo del plan para celebrar su reunión de la cámara en septiembre en Taiwán. Jefferts Schori  indicó que la Diócesis de Taiwán es la parte más oriental de la Iglesia Episcopal y está celebrando su 60 aniversario este año.La invitación del obispo David Jung-Hsin de Lai “parecía una oportunidad notable para los obispos en esta iglesia para aprender algo sobre el contexto asiático en el que la iglesia tiene relaciones, y también sobre otras partes de la Iglesia Episcopal que está recibiendo migrantes”, ella dijo. “Es una oportunidad para ampliar sobre el tema en esta reunión, que está cantando las canciones del Señor en una tierra extraña. Sí, cuesta algo ir para allá. Cuesta un poco de cada obispo en términos de estar abiertos a nuevas experiencias y discernir la presencia de Dios en otros contextos”.Wolfe dijo que la cámara ha estado tratando de detener sus costos de las reuniones de este trienio y añadió que “de que la cuestión de que si vamos a ser una iglesia internacional o no lo vamos a ser, y que si lo somos va a… requerir algún costo en términos de gastos en viajes y como la obispa Katharine señaló también el costo de estar dispuesto a entablar nuevas culturas y experiencias diferentes”.El tema de la reunión de Taiwán será “la expansión de la imaginación apostólica”, dijo Ousley.“¿Qué mejor manera para nosotros para ampliar nuestra imaginación que estar dentro de una cultura que por su distancia nos fuerza a pensar de manera diferente, escuchar y oír de forma diferente, y ser capaz de traducir esas experiencias cuando regresemos a nuestra propia cultura? Estoy muy emocionado de que vamos a estar ahí “, dijo. “En lo que se refiere al costo, ser fiel en la iglesia no es sólo una cuestión económica, sino más bien se trata de a ¿quién está Dios llamando y qué es lo que Dios nos llama a hacer? Eso es siempre una parte de la ecuación que debemos de tener en cuenta”.La Oficina de Asuntos Públicos de la Iglesia Episcopal emitió reportes diarios que proporcionan una breve descripción de los debates y actividades de los obispos en Camp Allen. Esos reportes se encuentran aquí.A los miembros del público y los medios de comunicación no se les permitió observar las sesiones. Algunos obispos utilizaron el blog y tweet durante el retiro usando #hobspring14.Esos tweets pueden ser leídos aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es una editora/reportera para Episcopal News Service. Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cámara de Obispos finaliza retiro de primavera ‘construyendo puentes’ Los obispos están “creciendo juntos más profundamente como cámara’ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 27, 2014 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Le Cordon Blue is Giving Tuesday – December 3

first_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. Top of the News There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Heard of Giving Tuesday?The second annual celebration kicks off the season of giving on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Giving Tuesday is a collaborative effort, with students, alumni, families, charities, businesses and retailers coming together and celebrating the act of giving back and inspiring generosity every day.The Career Education Scholarship Fund (CESF) is one of more than 3,000 official Giving Tuesday partners. Please share the CESF partner page and encourage giving back with family and friends during the holiday season. As the end of the year approaches, and one may be weighing options for charitable donations, please consider investing in the lives of students by donating to CESF. The support will enable CESF and its partner schools to provide much needed scholarships that will make a significant impact on their lives.For more information, visit http://www.chefs.edu/ EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 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 Showtimescenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Education Le Cordon Blue is Giving Tuesday – December 3 Article and Photo courtesy of LE CORDON BLEU Published on Monday, November 25, 2013 | 7:53 am HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Cutbacks hit city sports clubs

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCutbacks hit city sports clubsBy admin – February 19, 2009 504 Facebook Advertisement Previous articleDoctor’s ‘cure’ for cervical cancerNext articleThe Nina In Me admin Print Twittercenter_img Linkedin Email LIMERICK city sports clubs are worried that government grants available towards club maintenance and upgrading will be axed this year. Cllr Kevin Kiely raised the issue at a meeting of the Sports & Cultural Committee. “I’ve been told by clubs throughout the city that when they sought the application forms necessary to seek a grant, that due to the cutbacks, no application forms are now being handed out.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is disgraceful – hitting the voluntary organisations who keep the youth of this city going and it’s a disgrace that there are no Fianna Fail members here at this meeting today – they’re always shouting for the clubs, but what would they have to say about this today – that their party is mainly responsible for”. Assuring the councillor that he shared his concern, City Hall’s director of services, Pat Dowling, said it is his understanding that successful applications submitted last year will be honoured.“Otherwise, however, the fund is now closed. It can take two years, between the time an application is submitted, approved and then drawn down, so my concern is that those applications that were successful will be paid their grants,” he said. WhatsApplast_img read more

Freddie Mac Announces First Seriously Delinquent Loan Sale of 2015

first_img March 3, 2015 1,033 Views  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Freddie Mac Announces First Seriously Delinquent Loan Sale of 2015 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: FHFA Freddie Mac Seriously Delinquent Loans Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img In the first bulk sale of seriously delinquent mortgage loans from its portfolio in 2015, Freddie Mac announced on Tuesday it has auctioned off 1,975 deeply delinquent non-performing loans with an aggregate unpaid balance of approximately $392 million.The loans that were sold in the auction were an average of three years delinquent on mortgage payments, according to Freddie Mac, meaning that the borrowers for all the loans are all likely in some stage of mitigation – either loan modification, a foreclosure alternative such as a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, or actually in foreclosure. Loans that were modified and later became delinquent made up about 24 percent of the aggregate pool, according to Freddie Mac.The loans were offered as three separate pools. The winning bidder for both Pool No. 1 and Pool No. 2 was Pretium Mortgage Credit Partners/Loan Acquisition, LP. The winning bidder on Pool No. 3 was Bayview Acquisition, LLC.Pool No. 1 included 752 non-performing loans with an aggregate unpaid balance of $136.2 million and a broker price opinion loan-to-value of 74 percent; Pool No. 2 included 468 non-performing loans with an aggregate UPB of $102.4 million and a BPO LTV of 100 percent; and Pool No. 3 included 755 non-performing loans with an aggregate UPB of $153.1 million and a BPO LTV of 135 percent. According to Freddie Mac, the average loan size on the aggregate of the three loan pools was $198,400, and the average note rate was 5.39 percent. The aggregate weighted average LTF was 96.1 percent of the property value based on BPOs, according to Freddie Mac. The winning bidders must meet certain servicer qualification requirements.Freddie Mac first announced the auction for these three pools of deeply delinquent loans on January 21, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and The Williams Capital Group acting as advisors for the transaction. The conservator for both Freddie Mac and its fellow GSE, Fannie Mae, is requiring the two Enterprises to reduce the number of delinquent loans in their portfolios. Fannie Mae has yet to sell any of its delinquent loans in bulk quantity; Freddie Mac sold its first bundle of delinquent loans for $659 million in July 2014. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily FHFA Freddie Mac Seriously Delinquent Loans 2015-03-03 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Announces First Seriously Delinquent Loan Sale of 2015 Previous: Distressed Home Sales, Foreclosure Inventory Decline Substantially Next: Mortgage Contracting Services Welcomes New Assistant VP of Compliancelast_img read more

Price, Competition, Speed of Sale Set Housing Market Records

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen Closes MSR Joint Venture Next: New Service is Designed to Help Homeowners Finance Renovations The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Housing market metrics for the month ending May 2 set several new records. Experts say things will need to become more balanced before many mid-priced-home owners will feel comfortable listing their homes—right now, the risk of being unable to find a new home looms large, they say.(As we reported earlier, homebuying pessimism just hit record highs.)A record-high 21% year-over-year growth rate in the median home-sale price hit $348,500, according to a new report from Redfin.com.High-end homes are being sold more now than a year ago. That, not the sale of mid-priced homes, is the primary contributor to the large growth rate, according to Redfin’s research team.Here is what Redfin’s Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather has to say about the latest data:”Right now we are seeing a substantial increase in home prices, which could be a precursor to more widespread inflation throughout the economy. Lumber prices are surging, which has driven up prices of new homes and indirectly drives up prices of existing homes. As states lift their pandemic restrictions, we will likely see more shortages and price increases on everything from gasoline to hotel stays and food. These price increases will likely be short-lived but could cut into homebuyers’ budgets and ease competition enough for the housing market to become more balanced. A more balanced market could encourage more move-up homeowners to finally sell because they won’t be so fearful about being able to find and compete for a home to buy.”Redfin’s analyst Tim Ellis summed up the April data with some key takeaways (note, some metrics are compared with 2019 rather than 2020 due to some fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic that made comparisons to last year less informative):Compared to 2020:A record low of just 19 days on market for homes that sold during the period, down 16 days from the same period in 2020.A record high of 48% of homes sold for more than their list price, up 20 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.A record-high 101.4% average sale-to-list price ratio, which measures how close homes are selling to their asking prices, up 2.7 percentage points year over year. This means that the average home sold for 1.4% more than its asking price.A record-high 58% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within the first two weeks on the market.A record-high 45% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within one week of hitting the market.Compared to 2019:Pending home sales were up 23% from the same period in 2019.New listings of homes for sale were down 8% from the same period in 2019. Compared to the four-week period ending April 4, new listings were up 9%, slightly larger than the 7% increase during the same period in 2019. Although new listings are still in short supply, they are following a typical seasonal pattern and showing slightly more growth than in 2019.Active listings (the number of homes listed for sale at any point during the period) fell 48% from the same period in 2019.View the full report and methodology at Redfin.com. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 23 days ago 809 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Price, Competition, Speed of Sale Set Housing Market Records  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Price, Competition, Speed of Sale Set Housing Market Records Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 2Save Subscribe 2021-05-07 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

IS IT TRUE APRIL 19, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau has found a new leader and the name of this 63-year-old spring chicken is Joe Taylor?…Mr. Taylor is coming to Evansville from the Quad Cities area that includes Northwest Illinois and Southeast Iowa?…that is the same general area that outgoing CEO Bob Warren came to Evansville from 8 years ago to close out his career?…Mr. Taylor was scheduled to close out his own career with a retirement that was to occur on December 31, 2018, as verified by his own board of directors?…Taylor may be running double duty in Evansville as he was also responsible for bringing sporting contests to the Quad Cities during his time there?…the City-County Observer welcomes Joe Taylor to Evansville and wishes him much success?…for the first time in perhaps 50 years there is some momentum in downtown Evansville that may succeed in drawing something of substance that exceeds the Lady Quilters of Indiana and the Big Bass Fishermen who occasionally hook one of the Ohio River piranhas with their jitterbugs?IS IT TRUE we are still complexed why did the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Commissioners decide to hire a new Executive Director from the outside?  …it was clearly obvious that the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau had an extremely qualified individual in their current employment that could have done well in this positionIS IT TRUE some influential people in Evansville must have a desire to become Quad Cities south because the stream of retired or nearly retired talent coming in from that region keeps multiplying?…in addition to former CVB CEO Warren and the new guy Taylor, the recently hired CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana was hired  from a similar position in the Quad Cities?…it is highly probable that these people all have known each other for a long time and may even have a working relationship?…while familiarity may be positive, the Quad Cities are not exactly showing up on the lists of great places to live, work, or visit?…it could be a step up for River City though?IS IT TRUE that the Kunkel Group has raised its pen and filed a tort claim against the City of Evansville for the excessive charges for water and sewer service at the McCurdy Hotel building that is now Kunkel owned apartments?…among the allegations made by Kunkel are that the City of Evansville has made false statements that have disrupted their operation of an honest business in downtown Evansville?…the Kunkel suit was after the City of Evansville placed a $1.5 million lien on the McCurdy for water use for the first year after the apartments were offered to the public?…one thing that the City County Observer knows for sure is that a building with only 93 apartments can not afford to pay a water bill of over $100,000 per month?IS IT TRUE that the McCurdy water bill per apartment amounts to roughly $1,300 and that is not something that is consistent with this property having a fighting chance at prospering from their large investment?…by the time all of the expenses of operating this building are considered the Kunkel Group will need to net roughly $2,500 per apartment per month at 100% occupancy all of the time?…that means that a base rent will need to be close to $3,000 for this property to perform well financially?IS IT TRUE that the new GRAVIS POLL finds that former State Representative Mike Braum is leading the recent political poll?  …this poll shows that Mr. Braun is leading the pack against career politicians Luke Messer and Todd Rokita?  …the poll shows Mr. Braun leading this poll with 26%?  …that Todd Rokita has 16% and Luck Messer has 13% of the vote?  …that around 45% of the voters don’t know who they are voting for in this coming U S Senate Republican primary?IS IT TRUE if the Veterans Memorial Coliseum is forced to stop providing Friday night BINGO it could cause this historical landmark to close their doors forever?  …that Friday night BINGO is the main source of income for this historical landmark?IS IT TRUE that we are impressed with Abby Maravich, the Member Engagement Manager for the Southwest Indiana Chamber?  …Abby is very personable and is a very good public relations person?  …the Southwest Indiana Chamber is fortunate to have someone with the qualifications and dedication of Abby Maravich?IS IT TRUE that Vanderburgh County Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr. is really doing a bang-up job serving the citizens of this community?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: If the election for the United States Senate was held today who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “Statehouse Files, Channel 44 News, Daily Devotions, Law enforcement, Readers Poll, Birthdays, Hot Jobs, and Local Sports.You are now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Jim James Opens Up During This Stunning In-Studio Performance

first_imgJim James is a profound songwriter, to say the least. His songwriting in My Morning Jacket, Monsters Of Folk, and in his career as a solo artist has turned out one of the best catalogs in modern rock music. His vocals pack the perfect combination of aggression and emotion, and there’s a swirling, psychedelic vibe that flows through most of his music. His relatively new album, Eternally Even, continues that musical trend while addressing the tumultuous current state of our country and our Earth.Recently, he brought his band to Village Studios in Los Angeles, and he performed on “Morning Becomes Eclectic”, a radio program hosted by Jason Bentley on KCRW Radio. During the session, James and his band performed several songs from his new album and discussed a number of issues that influenced his songwriting on Eternally Even. It’s an open and honest performance and interview from the somewhat-mysterious frontman, and it’s a must-watch for any Jim James fan.Watch video of Jim James and his band perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic, embeded below.last_img read more

My memories of Dr. King

first_imgMartin Luther King Jr. made a January 1965 visit to Harvard, where he is pictured with Harvard President Nathan M. Pusey (left), and the Rev. Charles P. Price on the steps of Appleton Chapel. Photo courtesy of Harvard University ArchivesActivities for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at Harvard  Jan. 17: Harvard will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at 7:30 p.m. in Sanders Theatre with “Joyful Noise,” a concert featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir.Jan. 18: The Memorial Church will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. during its Sunday service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walter E. Fluker, the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership at Boston University’s School of Theology, will deliver the sermon. Harvey Cox was a Harvard doctoral student in the early 1960s when his friend the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called and asked him to help create a Boston branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the influential Civil Rights organization that King helped found in 1957. Cox recalled, “I said to him, ‘Well, Martin, sure, we’ll do something. In Boston, we don’t consider ourselves particularly Southern.’ He said, ‘We’d like to keep that name.’” Starting in 1962 and for the next few years, Cox recruited people for Southern Civil Rights marches, rallies, and demonstrations, where nonviolent protesters often were repeatedly attacked by police and local authorities. King’s thinking at the time, said Cox, Harvard’s Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, was that “the publicity of sympathetic Northern folks being there would tame the violence a little bit and provide wider publicity.” Cox took part in several protests, including two marches from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. The two men remained friends until King was assassinated in 1968.Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Gazette spoke with Cox about his friendship with the Civil Rights leader and his lasting legacy.GAZETTE: How did you meet the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.?COX: We met way, way back when I was chaplain at Oberlin College. That was back in the late ’50s, when Dr. King was leading the Montgomery bus boycott. He was a young, unknown minister at the time. Nobody knew much about him, but they’d heard a little bit about this bus boycott. I invited him to come and speak at Oberlin, and he came. This must have been about 1957-58. He came and spent a couple days, and I got to know him very well. And it turned out that we were born the same year, we were both Baptist ministers, we both had a strong interest in the theologian Paul Tillich. In fact, King had written his dissertation over at Boston University on Tillich. So we formed a kind of a friendship that continued.GAZETTE: As you worked with and got to know him, what was he like?COX: It was one of those immediate friendships. We had these common interests that were quite evident as soon as we started talking to each other. And so I was impressed. He was serious. But one thing I like to say is the man had a fabulous sense of humor, which doesn’t come across in many of the tributes that you hear or see on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He could be very funny. But he didn’t do that very much in public. He had a rather serious expression, a serious mien. But he could mimic people, for example. When I was with him on several of these campaigns, he mimicked Lyndon Johnson, [Dallas County, Ala.] Sheriff Jim Clark, and other people, and he had everybody around him just laughing uproariously because he did it so well.So I got to know him quite well. In fact, he asked me — in 1966, I think it was — to give the main address at the annual meeting of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which was taking place, believe it or not, in Birmingham. This was after the Civil Rights Act had been passed, and they wanted to get right back to Birmingham and have this big conference there to demonstrate clearly that there had been a significant victory overcoming the racial discrimination policies of the hotels and the restaurants and all that. So I was there for that, and I consider it one of the main high points in my academic, public life, speaking to that assembly. … I continued to be in touch with him until he was killed in April of 1968.GAZETTE: Can you tell me where you where that day?COX: I was over at a conference in North Carolina. I quickly left for home. I did not go to Atlanta to the funeral … but I remember the day, and I felt really quite bereft. I knew that this was going to be a bad day, and for American history. Sure enough, two months later Robert Kennedy was killed. It was not a good year.But I was especially impressed with Dr. King’s total and unwavering commitment to nonviolence. Toward the end of this career, he was under considerable pressure from other elements in the freedom movement, which is what we called it at that time, to forgo all this nonviolent business. He would not. He said, “If I am the last person in America that’s still advocating nonviolence, I’ll continue to do so.” He demonstrated that you could actually accomplish things that way. He learned a lot from Gandhi, and said that on many occasions. It was Gandhi and Jesus who were his two main instructors.To tell you the truth, I knew this was a wonderful experience I was having. I was very fond of him. I was very admiring of him. But I didn’t know until 10, 20, 30 years later that I was really in the middle of one of the great chapters in American history and of one of the most significant figures in 20th-century American history. … But sometimes you don’t know that when you are right in the middle of it.GAZETTE: Were you involved in the Selma-to-Montgomery marches?COX: I was. There were three marches in 1965. There was the first one, where everybody got beat up. I wasn’t there for that. That was the one led by John Lewis. Dr. King was not there. They were going across the Edmund Pettus Bridge when they were set upon by the police and knocked around and beaten up. And then Dr. King came down for the second march. I was there for that one. We were stopped at the bridge by phalanxes of police, and Dr. King decided to turn back. He asked, “May we pray.” We prayed, and then we turned back. And then there was another march after the Supreme Court issued an order that we should be allowed to march from Selma to Montgomery, so I was there for that one. I have to admit, I didn’t walk the whole way from Selma to Montgomery, but I walked part of the way.GAZETTE: What was the atmosphere like?COX: That was celebrative because we had the law on our side at that point. We were protected by the National Guard — a very different scene than from the first two marches.GAZETTE: What do you consider King’s most important lasting lesson?COX: He was so utterly committed to human dignity across all kinds of racial lines and other dividing lines. I think the thing that is forgotten so much about him is toward the last two years of his life he got enormously interested in the economic inequality in American life that he thought was so closely tied in with the racial division. Remember that when he was shot in Memphis, he was there supporting the sanitation workers, the garbage collectors’ campaign for a fair wage. He had just organized the Poor People’s Campaign, and they had their tents pitched out there in Washington. He was turning from a more racially inclusive society to one where the economic opportunities were more justly distributed.And I have thought about him a lot as I have been reading some of the pronouncements of Pope Francis. Pope Francis is saying some of those very same things. We don’t often hear those kinds of views so much on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But that’s really where he was when he was killed. He was moving away from even from what you might call racial justice, which he certainly was committed to, to a broader and deeper view of the imbalance and injustice in American society.GAZETTE: Can you compare the protests from your generation to the national protests in recent months in the wake of events in Ferguson and Staten Island? Do you see similarities, difference?COX: There are some similarities, and there are some real differences. I think, for example in Ferguson, even though there were people there, including some of my students, who were organizing nonviolent demonstrations and protest, the press focused on really a minority of people who were breaking windows and engaged in really violent kinds of protests. Now, we had a little bit of that during the earlier movement, but I think the need to organize people very carefully and long in advance and very well for massive nonviolent protest is something that King and his staff did superbly. …The Boston protest was a wonderful example of disciplined nonviolence. But these things don’t happen automatically. People have to be prepared for this, even trained for it. We had workshops and things that we did with these young kids who were in those marches in Mississippi and Alabama and so on. And I don’t know how much of that is going on now. I wish more of it were.last_img read more