African Sun Limited 2006 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about African Sun Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (  2006 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

SIT Land Holdings Ltd ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgSIT Land Holdings Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about SIT Land Holdings Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIT Land Holdings Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIT Land Holdings Ltd (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileSIT Land Holdings Limited is an investment holdings company. The company is involved in the growing of sugarcane in Mauritius. SIT Land Holdings Limited also engages in the acquisition, holding and disposal of agricultural properties. SIT Land Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Are Lloyds shares the best stock market crash bargain to buy now?

first_imgAre Lloyds shares the best stock market crash bargain to buy now? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address The announcement that all the major UK banks wouldn’t be paying dividends for this year no doubt filled income investors with dread. In fact, around half of the companies in the FTSE 100 have followed suit in efforts to shore up cash. This spelled bad news for Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) and consequently, sent its share price tumbling even further. But with the company’s valuation reaching an eight-year low, could the shares be among the best stock market crash bargains to buy now?Share price woes and a rough rideThose unfortunate enough to invest in February 2007 will have lost around 92% of their initial investment if they’re still holding today. This illustrates the frankly disastrous performance of the Lloyds share price over the long term. As of today, the bank’s shares trade at around 30p, down from 64p in December 2019.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…When the major sell-off in equities got under way, Lloyds was hit particularly hard. Its share price tumbled by 45% in the depths of the crash and has failed to recover over recent weeks. As of today, the shares are still down by 45%, trading with a P/E ratio of 8.9.Factors that can be attributed to Lloyds’ lacklustre performance over the years include the 2008 financial crisis, the mis-sold PPI scandal and now, the coronavirus pandemic. Clearly, it’s not been an easy ride for the bank.What’s more, rock-bottom interest rates and the rise of challenger banks continue to pose a threat to Lloyds’ future prosperity. For example, according to the Financial Times, each 0.25 percentage point reduction in the bank rate knocks almost £150m from Lloyds’ annual net interest income. And the growing popularity of e-banks such as Monzo, Revolut and Starling could significantly damage the business of traditional high-street banks.Fortunately, the firm’s balance sheet has proven strong enough to withstand the seemingly relentless pressure thus far. Lower operating costs and the cancellation of the dividend payment have both helped in this area. So, how do things look for Lloyds moving forward?What does the future hold for Lloyds shares?After a relatively impressive performance prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, things were beginning to look up for Lloyds. Without the pandemic, I reckon the bank could have enjoyed a profitable 2020. Inevitably, this would have kickstarted share price appreciation once again. Nevertheless, here we are today. But it’s not complete doom and gloom.Encouraging news surfaced at the beginning of the week concerning the bank’s intention to extend its push into wealth management and insurance. This should help Lloyds diversify its sources of income as it braces for low interest rates over the long term.Additionally, a market-leading cost-to-income ratio means the bank’s capital position is much stronger than in previous decades. With that in mind, it could feasibly return to dividend payments in a year or two, provided the economy continues to recover.As such, Lloyds shares could truly be among the best stock market crash bargains to buy now, I feel. The bank’s share price may be depressed today, but I don’t believe it will stay that way. As the outlook for the UK economy improves over the long term, I reckon Lloyds could be a huge beneficiary. Matthew Dumigan | Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 | More on: LLOY center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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House In Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes+ 16 Share Photographs:  Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes”The house is located in theNormandy Bocage, surrounded by hedgerows and looking out over Bellême Forest.  Set on the first third of a plot of land 150 m long, it stands inan isolated residential area in the Perche countryside. A minimalist object, a line diagram cube with 50 m² base on the ground, its black tinted wooden wall panelling responds to the woodland environment.  With just one opening on each side judiciously oriented and highlighted with white, the front is made up of a wooden frame lined with high performance thermal insulation. Save this picture!Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe ArchitectesRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformThe double height in the living-room, also lit through a large bay window opening onto the south side, tends to expand the space.  The strict comfort needed is provided – a living space comprising a living-room with fireplace, open-plan kitchen, bathroom and cupboard space; and a night-time area with two bedrooms, one treated as a large open loft space, and a bathroom. Save this picture!Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe ArchitectesA few trees decorate the driveway and create a filter between the house and the lane outside.Save this picture!Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe ArchitectesThe dormant partners’ requirement, the desired originality in the response, and the € 120 000 budget together defined this simple volume, combining a good floor surface area to frontage ratio. The qualitative approach to the project in terms of materials and energy performance was the key here.”Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessKenneth Frampton wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Lisbon TriennaleArchitecture NewsThe Morpholio Project Launches Trace 2.0Architecture News Share “COPY” Projects 2009 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard France CopyHouses•Bellavilliers, France Photographs Year:  ArchDaily House In Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes Area:  80 m² Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House In Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHouse In Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes Houses Architects: Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeBeckmann-N’thepe ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBellavilliersHousesFrancePublished on December 17, 2013Cite: “House In Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes” 17 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Puerto Rico en la encrucijada

first_imgAsí como el capitalismo se encuentra en un callejón sin salida, el estado colonial de Puerto Rico, el llamado Estado Libre Asociado está en la misma posición, sin salida.El jueves, 9 de junio de 2016 pasará a la historia como el día de la muerte del ELA.Ese día, en el Tribunal Supremo de EUA se resolvió el caso conocido como Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle et al. Se trata de uno sobre doble exposición, en el cual dos sujetos puertorriqueños fueron acusados de vender armas a un agente encubierto de la policía. La Corte de PR les acusó bajo las leyes puertorriqueñas, pero el Tribunal Federal en gran jurado, también les había acusado por el mismo delito al cual ellos se habían declarado culpable. Por ello, los acusados pidieron que se desestimara el caso en las cortes puertorriqueñas. El caso entonces se sometió ante la Corte Suprema de EUA para su resolución.En votación 6-2, la jueza Elena Kagan escribió por la mayoría, que “Debido a que la fuente última del poder fiscalizador de Puerto Rico es el Gobierno Federal, porque cuando rastreamos el camino de dicha autoridad, llegamos a las puertas del capitolio estadounidense, el ELA y los Estados Unidos no son soberanos independientes”. Dicho claramente, es el Congreso de EUA quien manda en Puerto Rico; en otras palabras, queda públicamente confirmado su estado colonial.El juez Stephen Breyer y la jueza Sonia Sotomayor emitieron los votos disidentes, reconociendo cierta validez del estado del ELA basado principalmente en su papel en las Naciones Unidas. Allí, EUA lo había removido de los territorios a principio de los años 50 para no tener que rendir cuentas sobre sus posesiones y hacer aparentar que Puerto Rico era una nación con ‘cierta’ soberanía, tratando de purificar su imagen internacional con el propósito de ahondar su Guerra Fría anticomunista.Minutos después y a pocos pasos de la Corte Suprema, la Cámara de Representantes aprobaba el proyecto PROMESA, (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) el cual debe ser ahora avalado por el senado.El día antes, el presidente Obama, quien apuesta también a la ‘Promesa’, se había reunido con la y los legisladores puertorriqueños, Nydia Velázquez, José Serrano, Luis Gutiérrez y el comisionado residente Pedro Pierluisi, para dejarles saber que “no había Plan B” respecto a la propuesta Junta de Control Fiscal  presentada por los republicanos. O sea, que la junta iba irremediablemente tanto con aval republicano como demócrata.Pública y oficialmente se ha confirmado lo que el movimiento independentista siempre ha mantenido: que el ELA ni es ‘estado’, mucho menos ‘libre’, y ni siquiera ‘asociado’. Y para probarlo, hundiendo el puñal hasta lo más profundo del corazón puertorriqueño, el Congreso aprueba horas más tarde esa junta dictatorial.En artículo anterior ‘Puerto Rico — Junta de control imperialista‘ se ha explicado esta Junta, pero la descripción del patriota puertorriqueño Rafael Cancel Miranda, la resume claramente “La Junta de Control Fiscal es esclavitud descarada”.Escribíamos en el citado artículo que “Entre sus puntos resaltan los siguientes. La JCF estaría compuesta por siete miembros nombrados por el presidente de los EUA y escogidos por los líderes de la Cámara de Representantes y del Senado más una persona designada por el gobernador de PR la cual no tendría derecho al voto.Sus poderes – que hay que recordar que están dirigidos al pago de los bonistas – serían abarcadores y autónomos, sin tener que rendir cuentas al pueblo puertorriqueño ni regirse por sus leyes. Todas las disposiciones, regulaciones, presupuestos, préstamos, reestructuración, en fin, toda acción del gobierno de PR y cualquiera de sus instrumentos tendrá que ser aprobado y certificado por la JCF. Podrá determinar e imponer el presupuesto, incluso sobre cualquier presupuesto aprobado por el gobierno insular. Puede investigar y/o penalizar a cualquier persona. Puede congelar puestos de empleos y tendrá la potestad de que se requiera su aprobación para cualquier contrato que sea mayor de $100.000”.Todos los casos relacionados a la duda se verán solo a nivel de la corte federal y cualquier plan de reestructuración de la deuda deberá ser consistente con su Plan Fiscal y que sea para el “mejor beneficio de los acreedores”. ( salario mínimo de los trabajadoras menores de 25 años se reduciría de $7,25 a $4,25 la hora.¿Cuáles son las consecuencias de estos desarrollos?Desde que el Congreso estadounidense impuso el ELA, se ha mantenido a capa y espada la gran mentira de que el gobierno de PR tiene autonomía y que hay un ‘pacto’ entre los gobiernos de EUA y PR como si fueran iguales.Esta gran mentira fue activamente sostenida por el imperio y sus representantes criollos abarcando todas las areas para crear y mantener una cultura de subordinación donde el pueblo puertorriqueño solo se podía concebir como uno atado y ‘protegido’ por sus amos estadounidenses.La independencia fue desde la invasión en el 1898, perseguida, satanizada, reprimida y hasta asesinada. Se trató de igualar el ideal de independencia y soberanía a una gran desgracia. En los hogares boricuas, y esta escritora se incluye en esta triste historia de familias, no había misericordia para quienes proclamaran ese ideal, a menos que por suerte, su familia también los profesara. Esta historia del independentismo es larga, incluyendo además exilios forzados.Ahora, tras las recientes decisiones, se abre una nueva etapa de lucha en Borikén donde la opción de colonia ya no es posible. Muchas personas mencionan que ahora solo hay dos opciones, ‘estadidad’ o ‘independencia’. Pero la realidad es que la estadidad realmente no es opción, y que según Cancel Miranda, sería el sometimiento total de la colonia.Pero, ¿cómo poder ir camino de la independencia cuando tanto esfuerzo se ha puesto para colonizar la mente boricua? En este momento hay que recordar las palabras de Don Pedro Albizu Campos, “Está sobre el tapete la suprema definición: o yanquis o puertorriqueños”.Hoy hay en Puerto Rico un avivamiento del movimiento independentista, incluyendo la organización de diversas formas de lucha como desobediencia civil contra la Junta, demostraciones, foros, trabajo en el Comité de Descolonización de las Naciones Unidas que tomará este asunto este verano, y otras.Desde la Diáspora, donde nos encontramos más de 5 millones de boricuas, quisiera añadir las siguientes reflexiones.No puede ser una lucha en reacción solo contra la Junta, tiene que ser necesariamente por la independencia. Para lo cual se necesita una amplia campaña educativa como se hizo durante la Huelga del Pueblo (Huelga contra la privatización de la telefónica) en 1998. Ir a todos los rincones donde haya un/a boricua, para explicar la necesidad y la posibilidad real de independencia.Aunque la ONU es importante, hay que recordar que ha servido, por la imposición del Consejo de Seguridad, como instrumento de guerra pro imperialista y no de paz.La lucha boricua se inserta en tiempos de deterioro capitalista y ahora cundo la derecha quiere recobrar espacios arrebatados por los pueblos en lucha en Latinoamérica. PR es parte de esos pueblos y de los pueblos en lucha a nivel mundial, incluyendo el pueblo estadounidense. Hay que hacer que la lucha por la independencia sea lugar común de toda lucha a nivel internacional.No es tiempo de reformas y luchas a medias. Hay que ir a la ofensiva. Recordar las palabras del Che, “al imperialismo, ni un tantito así”. No es ir a pedir ni rogarle al Congreso estadounidense, ni renegociar una deuda que el pueblo no tomó y que es ilegítima. Es exigir reparaciones por tanto daños que Estados Unidos le ha causado al pueblo puertorriqueño y que dada la falta de espacio no podemos incluir la larga lista.Sobre todo, hay que exponer el papel criminal de EUA en todos los foros posibles.¡No a la deuda y el control fiscal imperialista! ¡Independencia ya!Joubert-Ceci es doctora en medicina jubilada; nacida y criada en Puerto Rico. Ha residido en EUA desde mediados de los años 80. Fue parte del equipo de médicos que examinaron a Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Irving Flores y Oscar Collazo a su regreso a Puerto Rico después de que sus sentencias fueran conmutadas en el 1979. Se estableció entonces una cálida y duradera relación entre Joubert y Lebrón, quien solía llamarla “mi doctorcita”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two more foreign reporters missing, war’s collateral victims

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more March 8, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned to learn that Domenico Quirico (photo), an Italian journalist working for the Turin-based daily La Stampa, has been missing in Syria for the past three weeks. The Brussels evening newspaper Le Soir has also revealed that Pierre Piccinin de Prata, a Belgian academic and political scientist who was reporting for the paper, has also disappeared in Syria.Reporters Without Borders is outraged by what is happening to professional news providers in Syria. As well as being victims of the chaos and ubiquitous violence, journalists are also being deliberately targeted by the various parties to the conflict. The abduction of foreign reporters has become commonplace.Quirico has been missing since 9 April, when he told a colleague he was on the road to Homs. There has been no word from him since then. An experienced international reporter, he has covered conflicts in the past including in Sudan, Libya and, recently, Mali. He entered Syria from Lebanon to do a series of reports from the Homs region.In agreement with his family, La Stampa announced his disappearance on 29 April.Piccinin’s disappearance was reported on 24 April by Le Soir, which had published several of his stories. The exact circumstances in which he went missing are not known. He had visited Syria several times in the past.“We call for the immediate release of Quirico and Piccinin and we urge those holding them to respect international law, under which journalists must not be targeted by the various parties to a conflict,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is high time that the Syrian government stopped displaying complete contempt for its international obligations. All branches of the opposition must also realize that they have responsibilities and must stop attacking media personnel.”Three other foreign journalists – Austin Tice, James Folley and Bashar Fahmi Al-Kadumi – are still missing or are still being held by abductors.With 23 journalists killed and 22 imprisoned, and with 55 citizen-journalists killed and 18 imprisoned, Syria is the world’s most dangerous country for news providers. It ranks 176th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.center_img Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa May 1, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two more foreign reporters missing, war’s collateral victims Follow the news on Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa to go furtherlast_img read more

The EU must not forget freedom of information in Poland

first_imgNews Follow the news on Poland PolandEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans to address the issue of Polish government interference in the state-owned media in the “opinion” on the rule of law in Poland that he is due to present on behalf of the commission on 23 May. The publication of an opinion expressing European Union concern about Poland’s failure to respect the rule of law is the next step in a monitoring procedure that could possibly lead to sanctions.The EU is worried about Poland’s growing authoritarianism since a government led by the conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) took office in November. Its authoritarian measures have included the adoption of a media law in January that enables the state treasury minister to directly hire and fire state TV and radio executives. It resulted in the firing of reporters considered incompatible with the new government’s policies.RSF condemned this law as soon as it was approved on the grounds that it violated the EU’s fundamental values, and urged the European Commission to adopt disciplinary measures if the government went ahead with its promulgation.“It is vital that European Commission does not allow media freedom to deteriorate within the EU,” RSF said. “The Polish government’s stranglehold on the media must be clearly condemned in the opinion submitted by Frans Timmermans. We call on him to reiterate the EU’s concern about media independence to Warsaw.”After the European Commission presents its opinion on 23 May, Poland will have two weeks to respond, failing which it will be exposed to possible sanctions that could include the suspension of its voting rights.Poland is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, a fall of 29 places from its position in the 2015 Index. May 10, 2021 Find out more May 20, 2016 The EU must not forget freedom of information in Poland News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland European Commission’s Vice President Frans Timmermans Organisation center_img to go further News Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News PolandEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies Help by sharing this information RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A Noise Within Launches New Cultural Initiative to Partner with Underrepresented Communities

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News A Noise Within Launches New Cultural Initiative to Partner with Underrepresented Communities From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 4, 2019 | 2:04 pm 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 Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Video courtesy of A Noise WithinA Noise Within (ANW), announces the launch of its new cultural initiative, Noise Now, with its inaugural event on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Noise Now will present Lineage Performing Arts Center’s Ceiling In The Floor on its main stage along with the opening of the art exhibit, “Cosmotarrayas,” by Los Angeles artist Carolina Caycedo in ANW’s lobby. Noise Now will partner with local arts organizations, artists, and the community to attract new audiences and better represent the diverse population living in Greater Los Angeles. A Noise Within has hired Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx as the nonprofit arts organization’s first Director of Cultural Programming to lead the initiative.“With Noise Now, we aim to illuminate and activate underrepresented populations, communities of color, young people, and all others not equitably represented at the theatre,” said ANW Artistic Producing Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. “Through partnerships with local organizations, Noise Now will go beyond our traditional programming and open up our campus to dance, contemporary theatre, art exhibits, music, and more. These performances and presentations will activate non-traditional or underutilized spaces throughout the A Noise Within campus.”Noise Now’s first partnership will be with Lineage Performing Arts Center (LPAC), also based in Pasadena, Calif., for Noise Now’s Feb. 25 launch event. LPAC will present a life inspired dance-theater piece on ANW’s main stage titled, Ceiling In The Floor, directed by Marisa Echeverria and choreographed by LPAC Artistic Director Hilary Thomas. Ceiling In The Floor explores the true story of a friendship bound up in art, music, and mental illness. Through journal entries, songs, dances, letters, and a manual for suicide risk assessment, we learn about Hilary and Brandon’s devoted friendship, their mutual love of music, and their struggles to grow together and apart as they balance the pressures of college, life, and Brandon’s increasingly apparent manic depression. The performance will be followed by a question and answer session with mental health professionals, Artistic Director Hilary Thomas, and members of the Lineage Dance Company.Following the performance, Noise Now will celebrate the installation of a contemporary art exhibit, titled “Cosmotarrayas,” by LA artist Carolina Caycedo in the theatre’s main lobby. “Cosmotarrayas” is a series of hanging sculptures assembled with handmade fishing nets collected during the artist’s field research in riverine communities affected by the privatization of water. The nets are intertwined with a variety of objects that Caycedo acquired in a range of locales or that came from her personal archive. Some of the nets were given to the artist by friends or acquaintances in the sites she has visited, while others were purchased in local markets or commissioned by the artist. The “Cosmotarrayas” works are an embodiment of the people the artist has met during her travels and their stories of dispossession and resistance; the series operates as a connector between Caycedo’s activism and community involvement and her studio practice.ANW Director of Cultural Programming Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx said, “Our February launch will be a celebration of community. It will be an opportunity for individuals and peer organizations to come together to celebrate storytelling. Noise Now is our biggest commitment to inviting everyone into the building and offering everyone a ‘seat at the table.’ All are welcome here – this is YOUR theatre.”Since his hire in October of last year, Muñoz-Proulx has been meeting with numerous cultural organizations and artists throughout the Greater Los Angeles community to invite feedback and ideas, and establish a diverse offering at ANW.Future Noise Now events have already been scheduled and added to the 2019 calendar, including Keith Hamilton Cobb’s award-winning solo play, American Moor, shedding light on black identity in America – performed on the set of ANW’s production of Othello on March 27 at 7 p.m., a night of music and spoken word with the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) and Celebration Theatre on April 24 at 7 p.m., and a contemporary dance performance that explores the expressive presence of diverse bodies by Ate9 Dance Company on May 20 at 7 p.m. More events are still in development and will be announced as they are scheduled. In addition to main stage presentations, Noise Now will activate non-traditional or underutilized spaces throughout the ANW campus for its events.Muñoz-Proulx explained, “If you build it, they will not necessarily come. Yes, classics are universal. And yes, free tickets are attractive. But most important is an engaged relationship with our community. The most powerful way to demonstrate commitment to a new partner is to ask them what they want. Let us put your voice onstage, and help us tell this story with you, as opposed to for you.”Noise Now events are designed to be accessible to all audiences. Tickets for Noise Now events will be “choose your price” and can be reserved at For more information on Noise Now or cultural partnerships with ANW, please contact Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Director of Cultural Programming, at [email protected] or by calling (626) 356-3117.About Noise Now’s Director of Cultural ProgrammingJonathan Muñoz-Proulx has served as Associate Producer of Skylight Theatre and as Artistic Assistant at East West Players. He has served on the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission grant review panels. Muñoz-Proulx is on the Latinx Theatre Commons National Advisory Committee, and he held the position of Vice Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights for five years. He is a script nominator for the Kilroy List, advocating for gender parity in theatre by championing new plays by women and transgender writers of color. Muñoz-Proulx was elected to the 2017 Emerging Arts Leaders Los Angeles Leadership Council, where he served as Programming Committee Co-Chair. He has also worked with Center Theatre Group, Boston Court Theatre, 24th Street Theatre, Playwrights’ Arena, Pacific Resident Theatre, Chalk Rep, EST/LA, Bootleg Theater, and Watts Village Theatre Company. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts, where he has served as adjunct faculty to the MFA in Acting program.ANW’s 2018-2019 Season – Let Me In“All of our 2018-19 offerings feature characters who are outliers – people who have blazed their own trail but nevertheless struggle for acknowledgement and acceptance,” said Geoff Elliott. “Let Me In isn’t about a physical space, it’s about the deeply human passion to be understood for who we are.”William Shakespeare’s story of love and betrayal, Othello (directed by Jessica Kubzansky; Feb. 10 – April 28, 2019), will perform in repertory with The Glass Menagerie, the haunting memory play that made Tennessee Williams a household name (directed by Geoff Elliott; Feb. 24 to April 26), and Mary Zimmerman’s retelling of the classic Greek myth of The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts in Argonautika (directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott; March 20 – May 5, 2019). Following the spring 2019 repertory season, the popular and acclaimed ANW production of Noises Off (directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott & Geoff Elliott; May 21 – June 9, 2019) returns. KCET is a media sponsor for A Noise Within’s 2018-19 Season. A Noise Within’s repertory theatre season is presented by the S. Mark Taper Foundation.Julia Rodriguez-Elliott said, “Whether they’re in self-exile (The Glass Menagerie), or shunned (Othello), or led astray by hedonistic desires (A Picture of Dorian Gray), or thrust there by the fickle cruelty of fate (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) or the gods (Argonautika), all of these characters on the margins of society are fascinating and deeply resonant with anyone who has ever felt left out.”About A Noise WithinA Noise Within has been called “an oasis for those who love classic stories” by Los Angeles Times and is a leading regional producer based in Pasadena, Calif. ANW’s award-winning resident company practices a rotating repertory model at their state-of-the-art, 283-seat performance space. This venue, established in 2011, has allowed ANW to expand its audience, surpassing its previous box office, subscription, and attendance records year after year.In addition to producing world-class performances of classical theatre, the organization runs robust education programs committed to inspiring diverse audiences of all ages. Helmed by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, who hold MFAs from San Francisco’s renowned American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), A Noise Within truly delivers Classic Theatre, Modern Magic. 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Fed’s Plan for Economic Growth

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Economic Policy Fed 2020-02-19 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fed’s Plan for Economic Growth Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Fed’s Plan for Economic Growth Previous: Great Recession Recovery Recorded Across the Nation Next: Presidential Nom. Buttigieg Releases Housing Reform Plan Tagged with: Economic Policy Fed Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 19, 2020 1,607 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Federal Reserve has released the minutes of its January meeting, when the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to keep the the federal funds rate at 1.5 to 1.75%, according to a statement following the latest Committee meeting. The Committee cited a strong labor market and moderately rising economic activity.“Markets anticipated the Fed’s stance in the wake of the bank’s December meeting. As investors anticipate rising risks in markets, demand for bonds is likely to remain solid, keeping mortgage rates on a sideways trajectory in the months ahead,” said’s Senior Economist George Ratiu. “Rates are about 80 basis points below last year, offering first-time buyers favorable home financing. However, the number of homes available for sale have reached a two-year low, adding headwinds to the housing market.”While interest rates are low, following multiple decreases from the Fed in 2019, some homeowners and potential buyers would still like to see them fall further. Of the three most popular government actions among first-time homebuyers—lowering interest rates, providing tax credits, and easing lending standards—lower interest rates are the most popular option, Redfin reports, especially among buyers with annual incomes of less than $100,000. However, as Redfin notes, though these government actions would make homebuying more affordable in the short-term, they would not directly address the long-term shortage of affordable homes.The FOMC will be looking at global economic indicators when determining its next rate decision. During the first part of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s Monetary Policy Report, Powell reported that the U.S. economy is currently in a “very good place,” citing the 11th consecutive year of economic expansion, as well as a moderate increase in activity and a strengthened labor market.On Monetary Policy, Powell noted that the FOMC believes that the current stance of monetary policy will support continued economic growth, a strong labor market, and inflation returning to the Committee’s symmetric 2% objective.  Print This Post Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more