Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgChellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgCornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileCornerstone Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and non-life classes. The company provides risk underwriting and related financial services for individuals, corporate and institutional customers. This includes products for motor vehicles, aviation, marine, engineering all risks, asset protection, liability to third party, oil and gas, group life, credit life, mortgage protection, term assurance, wealth creation and Islamic insurance. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc was the first insurance company in Nigeria to provide customers with an online platform for insurance transactions. The company’s services are easily accessible through internet and mobile technology. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileAmalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited (ART) manufactures and distributes products in three key categories paper products, stationary and batteries. Its product portfolio is diverse; ranging from tissue paper, sanitary ware and disposable napkins to writing pens and automotive, solar and standby batteries. Its products fall under the brand names Exide, Eversharp, Softex and Chloride. The company also has substantial interests in timber plantations and offers forestry resources management services. ART has a southern African footprint, with a strong presence in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Formerly known as Beachmont Trading Limited, its name changed to Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited in 2001. The company is a subsidiary of Taesung Chemical Company Limited and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Washington’s solution to conflict in Syria: Threaten world with bigger war

first_imgOct. 10 — With the last few weeks of intense escalation of its genocidal war against Syria’s sovereignty, the U.S. military has crossed the Rubicon. This transition began Sept. 17 as U.S.-led coalition airstrikes massacred 106 Syrian soldiers who had seized a hill in the eastern province of Deir ez-Zur, held by the so-called Islamic State group (IS) for well over a year.It was reported that within minutes a ground offensive by IS against the position retook the territory. Thus the U.S. bombing aided IS.The Sept. 17 air raid came five days into a ceasefire brokered by the U.S. and Russia. Less than 48 hours after this provocation, the ceasefire was set to enter a new phase of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in fighting the reactionary terrorist group. Then on Sept. 27-28, the U.S.-led coalition bombed two bridges spanning the Euphrates River in Deir ez-Zur.The Sept. 17 raid made two things abundantly clear to the world: The Pentagon directly supports IS in a bid to destabilize Syria, and Washington has no interest in any diplomatic solution.Though this attack marked the true end of the ceasefire, a humanitarian aid convoy was bombed two days later. Washington hastily blamed that on Russia and accused Moscow of sabotaging the ceasefire. Russian officials denied these allegations and publicly stated that the U.S. is directly supporting terrorism in Syria.The United States claimed the strikes against Syrian soldiers were unintentional, but simultaneously renewed its call for the destruction of the Syrian state.Syrian offensiveFollowing the collapse of the ceasefire, the Syrian army and its allies have embarked on offensives across the nation with help from Russian airstrikes. The focal point of this push has been Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, which has been torn between the government and reactionary terrorist groups for four years.Aleppo is a stronghold of the al-Nusra Front, the al-Qaida branch in Syria. Washington condemns the Syrian army’s attacks against the al-Nusra Front, claiming that the “moderate” opposition fighters need time to separate from al-Nusra. U.S. spokespeople stipulate this precondition for an agreement, without specifying who “moderate” rebels are and despite the U.S. having taken responsibility for their separation from al-Nusra Front terrorists as part of the sabotaged ceasefire deal.Aleppo has also become the crux of the U.S. media propaganda campaign against the Syrian state. Every day in the corporate media someone sheds crocodile tears for Aleppo and falsely portrays the situation as Syrian jets bombing “civilians” and “freedom fighters” starving for democracy. Meanwhile, Washington can’t name a single such group on the ground except for the phantom “Free Syrian Army.”U.S.-Russia confrontation?Russia has doubled down on its public commitment to Syrian sovereignty. Moscow deployed S-300 air defense systems in Syria following the end of the ceasefire and said Russia will not hesitate to use them against any aircraft threatening Syrian or Russian soldiers. On Oct. 7 the Russian State Duma unanimously approved an agreement between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Russian Federation allowing the indefinite deployment of Russia’s air force in Syria.The U.S. State Department’s open threats against the Syrian state have led to a new level of brinkmanship with Russia.Many analysts ask if recent Syrian offensives with Russia’s help aim at capturing key territories before the next U.S. president takes office. Even if this isn’t the case, the Syrians are clearly trying to beat the clock of Pentagon war preparations.Turkey’s roleUnder the radar of most corporate media, on Oct. 1 the parliament of NATO member Turkey, Syria’s northern neighbor, extended its mandate allowing the Turkish army to send ground troops into Syria and Iraq for the third year in a row. Turkey has played a key role in the destabilization of Syria by facilitating training, border crossing, oil trade and many other services to the reactionary terrorists, with IS as the key beneficiary.In spite of this role, the Turkish regime claims to be in Syria to fight IS. But the Turkish army has mainly targeted the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which carries on an armed struggle in defense of the Kurdish people and which has been among the strongest fighters against IS.Turkey’s contradictory role in Syria has led to blowback within Turkish society, causing instability and threatening civil war. Turkey has been plagued by terrorist attacks, apparently by IS, within its borders. And the Turkish army has targeted ethnically Kurdish areas in the southeast of the Turkish state with brutal destruction.Complicating this further, a failed coup in Turkey in July was followed by massive purges of public institutions, with tens of thousands of soldiers and government workers arrested. Further steps to partition the war-torn Syrian nation have the potential to bring both states toppling down — and perhaps others.Role of anti-war movementAbove all else right now, it is imperative that anti-war activists around the world defend Syria’s sovereignty in the face of this heightened aggression from the United States. The world can expect new escalations of U.S.-backed forces on the ground in Syria, along with sophisticated propaganda campaigns in corporate and social media.While the Syrian state faces this unprecedented colonial onslaught from Western powers, their allies and proxies, it is the duty of anti-war activists in the United States to expose U.S. imperialism’s role and stand firmly in solidarity with Syria’s self-determination.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Students turn inspiration into innovation, launch company

first_imgLauren Crawford Facebook TCU flu clinic runs out of 3,000 vaccines before noon Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Previous articleDepartment of Education’s Title IX changes could impact TCU studentsNext articleReagor feels snubbed by ESPN ranking, looks to prove doubters wrong in 2019 Lauren Crawford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printA couple of TCU graduates created a company to make getting dressed easier for people with disabilities.Charlie McKee and Peter Nagel began running the business, called Adaptafit, together in June. Adaptafit is clothing magnetic technology that eliminates frustration and reduces time while getting dressed. The company is built from Nagel’s personal experience and inspiration after McKee’s grandfather died.McKee saw a need for the product after he visited his grandfather, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. He noticed how much his grandfather struggled to get dressed and the amount of time it took, a process that is easy to most people.Nagel, the other co-founder of the company, brings personal insight and inspiration from his experience. He was born with a mild case of cerebral palsy.Nagel heard McKee’s business plan and instantly wanted to be a part of it.“I was kind of floored because I didn’t know him too well,” Nagel said. “I said to him, ‘Hey man, this would have saved me hours as a kid.’”Nagel now runs the sales of the company.The product modifies clothing for those who have disabilities, joint damage, movement restriction or any pain that may come with buttoning and zipping clothes.Adaptafit modifies clothes that customers already own and patent the specific wardrobe piece with magnetic technology within 14 days.The patented magnetic technology will replace the buttons or zippers on the piece of clothing using a specific modification process. The process includes shirts, pants, denim, cuff links and more.The ordering process begins by visiting their website to place the order. The customer will select the type of product needing customization. Once the order is placed, customers will receive an email with the shipping address to print and place on the box. The customized order will be sent back to the customer within seven to 10 days. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Linkedin Lauren Crawfordhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-crawford/ Twitter Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Image courtesy of AdaptaFit. Lauren Crawford is majoring in News and Media Studies and minoring in Business in hopes of working in the broadcast industry covering local news or sports.She has gained experience working in the sports industry while interning for 247 Sports covering, interviewing, and working with highly recruited high school and TCU athletes. While interning for 247 Sports, Lauren attended press conferences, interviewed TCU’s top recruited football players, and represented 247 Sports at events such as Big 12 Media Days. She holds multiple leadership roles at TCU such as being a member of Student Foundation and serving as Vice President of Membership of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Lauren describes herself best in 3 words – persistent, passionate, and personable. She believes in order to be truly successful at something you must love what you’re doing, have passion for your goals, and have the mindset of always striving for improvement.last_img read more

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Journalist’s hands slashed amid continuing violence against press

first_img News January 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s hands slashed amid continuing violence against press News News Follow the news on Nepal News to go further June 8, 2020 Find out more May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns a brutal attack on freelance journalist Manoj Sah on 17 January in the southern city of Janakpur in which his both hands were seriously injured. Sah belongs to the Association of Revolutionary Journalists, a Maoist group.“This extremely violent attack, coming just after a fourth visit to Nepal by the International Press Freedom Mission, highlights the dangers that journalists still face,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Those responsible must be brought to justice quickly. Press freedom was restored after the king’s removal, but now it is under threat again from violence by political, ethnic and religious groups. We urge the government to adopt a national plan to protect journalists, especially in the provinces.”Sah was attacked by a dozen men armed with traditional “khukuri” machetes as he was returning home from work in Janakpur, located near the Indian border. As well as cutting his wrists, they inflicted serious injuries to his head.According to Ashok Rauniyar, a local representative of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, his assailants shouted “Do you write the news with these hands?” before slashing both of them. Sah underwent an operation in a Kathmandu hospital, where his condition is no longer considered life-threatening.Rauniyar said the attack may have been linked to an article about the Janaki temple in the local newspaper Bishwojagaran, and that the assailants may have been people who worship at this Hindu temple.Reporters Without Borders has registered other very disturbing incidents in recent weeks, including repeated threats against journalist Bibha Luitel by the Prithvi Singh armed group in Birgunj, an attack on Krishna KC by a police officer in Lamjung on 13 January, an attack on Krishna Ojha by armed men in Panchthar on 10 January, and the ransacking of Devendra Gautam’s home near Kathmandu by members of the Young Communist League on 2 January.center_img RSF_en Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Government tightens grip on cyber-cafés and online press

first_img April 7, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today condemned a directive issued by Vietnam’s ruling communist party aimed at stepping up surveillance of the country’s 5,000 cyber-cafés by turning their owners into police auxiliaries. The directive also tends to tighten controls on online journalists who, according to the authorities, “provide sensationalist news and articles while others even publish reactionary and libellous reports and a depraved culture.”The press freedom organisation said that, although the Vietnamese government tried to justify these measures by referring to national security and defence, they were clearly designed to stifle dissent.”It is individual freedoms that will suffer dramatically as a result of a law like this,” the organisation said, adding: “These measures are a complete negation of the free enterprise principles espoused by the World Trade Organisation, which Vietnam is trying to join.”The inter-ministerial directive on controlling cyber-cafés, which was adopted jointly by the public security ministry and the culture and information ministry, will take effect on 30 July. It reinforces a decree issued last year which was not properly implemented and which was supposed to make cyber-café owners keep a record of all their customers for 30 days.The new directive will also force cyber-café owners to take a six-month course in order to learn how to “monitor” their customers better. The government daily newspaper Tin Tuc (The News) reported on 21 July that cyber-café owners and managers will have to check the identity of customers and ban them from accessing “pornographic and subversive” sites.Tin Tuc quoted a cyber-café owner in the capital as saying, “I cannot examine customers’ ID cards because they would leave at once.” The cyber-cafés will also have to close at midnight while children under 14 will not be allowed in unless accompanied by an adult.Three cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned in Vietnam. They are Nguyen Khac Toan, Nguyen Vu Binh and Pham Hong Son, who is serving a five-year sentence for downloading an article entitled “What is democracy?” from the US embassy’s website, translating it into Vietnamese and distributing it on the Internet. April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns a new directive from Vietnam’s ruling communist party aimed at tighteningcontrols on cyber-cafés and online journalists. From 30 July, cyber-café owners will have to check theidentity of customers and prevent them accessing “pornographic and subversive” sites. They will also have totake a course to learn how to “monitor” their customers better. Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Organisation April 22, 2021 Find out more News July 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government tightens grip on cyber-cafés and online press Receive email alerts VietnamAsia – Pacific to go further News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News VietnamAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Vietnamlast_img read more

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Senior Chat Line Starts Operation Early Because of Coronavirus

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Top of the News Make a comment 42 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_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. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News A chat/crisis line for senior citizens that was set to begin operating May 1 launched more than a month early as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Los Angeles-based nonprofit behind the effort.“I think right now in this climate we have to forego all the formalities and just jump in and help,” said Kimberly Lewis, executive director of the Los Angeles-based I Did Something Good Friday Foundation, which runs the free 24-hour chatline.The GoldenTalk chat and crisis line — 888-604-6533 (888-60-GOLDEN) — began service Monday and is geared toward people 60 and above who are facing social isolation and are looking for someone to talk to, along with getting referrals to other organizations in times of crisis, Lewis said.Concerned family members can also request wellness calls for older relatives.The chatline — which has fielded about 25 calls within its first few days of operation — currently has 25 volunteers who speak languages including English, Spanish, Mandarin and Farsi, with another 30 volunteers expected to be in place on Sunday, Lewis said.The organization is seeking additional volunteers who are friendly, have a love for senior citizens, have knowledge of how to use computers and are willing to commit at least four hours a week in two shifts of two hours each. The chatline also needs volunteers who speak foreign languages, including Korean, along with therapists who are willing to volunteer their services.Prospective volunteers — who need a smartphone that can download the group’s app and can work from home — can contact the foundation through its website, www.IDSGTfoundation.org.The chatline is primarily oriented toward people who live in Los Angeles County, but has some resources available for Orange County residents, according to Lewis, who said it is “definitely very important so they don’t feel lonely.”“I honestly think it’s going to become nationwide,” she added. More Cool Stuff Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Senior Chat Line Starts Operation Early Because of Coronavirus CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 | 12:50 pmlast_img read more

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FHFA Inspector General Cautions Profitability of GSEs Might Not Continue

first_img Previous: Ocwen to Sell Agency MSR Portfolio with $9.6 Billion in UPB to Green Tree Next: Free Web-Based Foreclosure Education Course Offered to General Public Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Inspector General Cautions Profitability of GSEs Might Not Continue FHFA Inspector General Cautions Profitability of GSEs Might Not Continue The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago In a white paper released Wednesday titled “The Continued Profitability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is Not Assured,” the Office of Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) warned that the profitability of the two GSEs may not continue due to their having to rely on core earnings for profits in the future.The combined profits of the two GSEs totaled $135 billion in 2013 largely due to non-recurring tax-related items and legal settlements, which accounted for 60 percent of the profits. Without the income from the non-recurring items and settlements in 2014, the profitability of the two Enterprises shrunk to a combined $22 billion. Only 40 percent of the profits in 2013 came from core earnings, compared to 55 percent in 2014.The white paper suggested that the profitability of the GSEs in is jeopardy because, aside from missing the income from non-recurring items, the two Enterprises are legally required to reduce their investment portfolios, thus shrinking another source of income. Also, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cannot legally accumulate a financial cushion to absorb future losses – they must pay a dividend to Treasury each quarter equal to the excess of their net worth over an applicable capital reserve amount, according to the white paper. That capital buffer is currently $1.8 billion and is required to be reduced by $600 million per year until it reaches zero by 2018. Should the GSEs’ losses exceed their capital buffer, they would require another draw on Treasury.”Fannie Mae reports that it expects to remain profitable for the foreseeable future; however, it acknowledges that a decrease in home prices or changes in interest rates, combined with provisions of their agreements with Treasury that require the reduction of their retained asset portfolios, could lead to losses,” wrote Acting Deputy Inspector General for Evaluations Kyle Roberts in the white paper. “Thus, if these losses result in an Enterprise reporting a negative net worth, that Enterprise would be obligated to draw on Treasury’s funding commitment.”The white paper stated that a stress test conducted by the FHFA in April 2014 found that under economic conditions similar to those akin to the recent financial crisis, the two GSEs would require a draw on Treasury of $84.4 billion or $190 billion depending on the treatment of deferred tax assets.The FHFA OIG’s white paper was the second report released this week discussing the declining profitability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. On Monday, the Urban Institute published a research brief entitled “What to Make of the Dramatic Fall in GSE Profits” and examined the likelihood of Freddie Mac having to take another draw on Treasury, which it has not done since 2012.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac required a combined bailout of $188 billion in 2008 after the government seized control of them. The two GSEs returned to profitability in 2012. The future of the two GSEs has been a hotly contested topic in Washington as well as in the rest of the housing industry. Both parties appear to want to wind down the FHFA’s conservatorship of the two, but cannot agree on what, if anything, should replace them as well as what role the government should play in housing, if any.”Absent Congressional action, or a change in FHFA’s current strategy, the conservatorships will go on indefinitely,” Roberts wrote in the FHFA OIG white paper. “The Enterprises’ future status is beyond their control. At present, it appears that Congressional action will be needed to define what role, if any, the Enterprises play in the housing finance system.”U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) co-sponsored legislation along with Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) in 2013 to eliminate GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a private insurance company system with a government backstop. The bill, known as the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014 (S.1217), passed in the Senate Banking Committee by a vote of 13 to 9 in May 2014.”Today’s report strengthens my long-held belief that one of the biggest issues for Congress to address, and the last major unfinished business from the 2008 financial crisis, is passing comprehensive legislation to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” Corker said in reaction to the FHFA OIG’s white paper. “Much bipartisan effort has been put forth, and for Republicans to have a majority in Congress and not take action would be completely irresponsible.” Fannie Mae FHFA FHFAOIG Freddie Mac GSE Profits 2015-03-18 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA FHFAOIG Freddie Mac GSE Profits Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post March 18, 2015 1,254 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articleslast_img read more

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Downtown ready for open house

first_img It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Troy.The annual Downtown Troy Christmas Open House takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.“I think everybody is ready and excited to kick off the holiday season,” said Leigh Anne Windham, special projects coordinator for the City of Troy. “Coming down here for the open houses isn’t just about shopping .” Published 6:09 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Downtown ready for open house You Might Like Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Next UpIndeed, the more than 30-year-old tradition has long signaled the official start of the holiday season for the area. And spending a morning or afternoon walking around the Square, visiting with friends, and of course, shopping, is something many people anticipate.“For so many people in the community, it’s a tradition,” said Mallory Morgan, who co-owns Confetti Crate with her sister, Marley Park. “It’s moms and daughters, friends, coming downtown.”Morgan said preparations for this weekend began in October. “It’s one of our favorite weekends of the year,” she said, adding that they look forward to “brightening the day with some sparkle and Christmas.” Latest Stories Retailers and business owners throughout Downtown Troy are ready to usher in the holiday season with the traditional Downtown Troy Christmas Open House on Saturday and Sunday. Above, Laura Dykes finishes displays at Douglas Bros.. Barbara Ward, owner of Rustic Linen, said she closed her shop for three days to decorate for the Christmas open house, and she’s anticipating big crowds because many people may not be comfortable shopping in big cities. Instead, they’ll come to places like Troy.Windham said she’s heard from dozens of residents who are eager to return to embrace the holiday tradition and opportunity to fellowship with friends and neighbors during the open house. “But we know some people may still be cautious,” she said. “And for those folks, the downtown retailers will continue to accommodate them. Most people are still offering curbside pickup and selling through their websites and social media sites.”For residents who do choose to come out to the Open House, plenty of fun and opportunities await.“We have a $500 Downtown Dollar giveaway again this year,” Windham said, explaining that shoppers need only make purchase at three different locations to enter into the drawing. “And, of course, we’ll have Santa on the Square for pictures,” she said. Santa will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.The First Baptist Church Puppet Team will offer two shows on Sunday, and a new Christmas Arts & Crafts project will be offered for children on Sunday.“I’m really excited about the Christmas Arts and Craft project,” Windham said. “Jensen Garrett will be working with the children.“We have two sessions available, and space is still available in both sessions.”While the craft sessions are free, Windham said reservations are encouraged to ensure enough materials are available. For more information, call 334-674-2468.center_img Sponsored Content And while bright colors, plenty of sparkle and a festive playlist are always on tap for the open house, Morgan said they’ve taken extra precautions this year to accommodate shoppers.“We’ve got an open layout right now that we think gives people plenty of room to browse and shop,” she said. “Hopefully everybody feels comfortable coming out and shopping.”Windham said hosting the annual open house event is particularly important this year, as retailers and the community have experienced so many changes because of COIVD-19.“This is good for the retailers,” she said. “It will give them a boost because they have had an unusual year .” Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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