Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is the oldest publishing house and commercial printer in Zimbabwe with interests in print media, broadcasting and digital publishing. Known as ZimPapers, the company is the proprietor of Zimbabwe’s leading national and regional newspapers which includes nine newspaper titles, two magazines and one regional newspaper which is a joint venture with a Namibian publisher. Well-known newspapers in its product offering include The Herald, Chronicle, H-Metro and The Manica Post, aswell as two Sunday newspapers; The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. Zimbabwe Newspapers has ventured into magazine and digital publishing with BH24 which is a prime daily business bulletin targeted at top business executives; and ZimTravel covers tourism in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. A corporate printing division produces books, labels, security documents, diaries and calendars, and an origination service. Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) Q42020 Interim Report

first_imgWilldale Limited (WILD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (WILD.zw)  2020 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presiding Bishop writes to presidential candidates

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID martha knight says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Allison Duvall says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET MJ Fowler says: Bishop Allen Bartlett says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Fr Steven Smith says: Anne Lynn says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 19, 2012 at 9:10 am Is speaking the truth of the “facts on the ground” that is, the slow, steady elimination of the presence of Palestinians on any part of Israel-Palestine, and/or the “wharehousing ” of the Palestinian people just “criticism of Israeli behavior” or the truth as we are seeing it? Ed McCarthy says: October 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm Powerfully written, Bp. Katharine. Many thanks. May all make peace come to pass, for all of God’s children in the Middle East. Rector Shreveport, LA Presiding Bishop writes to presidential candidates October 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm We continue to ceaselssly pray and work towards Peace and goodwill among the Three collegial Abrahamic Faiths, and especially in the Holy City of Jerusalem. Rector Tampa, FL Israel-Palestine, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Rev. Harriet B. Linville says: Charles Robideau says: Rev. Rex McKee says: Marianne Albina says: Comments (26) Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET October 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm F. William Thewalt says:“I fail to see why the Episcopal church supports and/or favors the Palestinians against the Israelis. Palestine and it allies stand for the elimination of Israel.”Your comment repeats a widely disseminated but wholly baseless assertion.(1) Actually, Hamas (commonly identified as an enemy seeking to “eliminate” Israel) was in large part Israel’s creation as a means of dividing the Palestinian independence movement::“Instead of trying to curb Gaza’s Islamists from the outset, says Mr. Cohen, Israel for years tolerated and, in some cases, encouraged them as a counterweight to the secular nationalists of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its dominant faction, Yasser Arafat’s Fatah. Israel cooperated with a crippled, half-blind cleric named Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, even as he was laying the foundations for what would become Hamas.”The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123275572295011847.html(2) Iranian President Ahmadinejad, though he is almost always blamed for threatening to wipe Israel off the map, has never threatened Israel’s existence. This inaccurate account of his remark has fed the image of Israel as victim and has therefore been exploited consistently by Israeli officials. The statement at issue was not his statement; nor was it a threat against Israel. It was uttered by Ayatollah Khomeini. Ahmadinejad’s words were (in correct translation): “The Imam [Ayatollah Khomeini] said this regime, occupying Jerusalem, must vanish from the page of time.” 1. This is what Khomeini said. He had said it years earlier, and at that time no one took it seriously. 2. He said “this regime,” not “Jews,” and not “Israel.” 3. He did not say “must be destroyed,” rather “must [is destined to] disappear.” What he meant was that Israel’s regime and political system “must” disappear, akin to what happened in the Soviet Union, where the regime disappeared without bloodshed. In fact, Khomeini, in a famous letter to Gorbachev, had made that prediction.http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2010/12/14/well-wipe-israel-off-the-map-and-other-things-ahmadinejad-never-said/(3) Much of the Palestinian struggle to end their country’s illegal occupation by Israel has been nonviolent. Some Palestinian leaders (or Arab leaders from other nations) employing nonviolent methods, teaching their use, and mobilizing their compatriots to employ them include: Daoud Nassar, Father Raed Awad, Faysal El-Husseini (called “the Palestinian Gandhi”), Jawdat Said, Jonathan Kuttab (co-founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence), Sami Al Jundi (supervisor of the Seeds of Peace Center, Jerusalem), Yahya Shurbaji and Ghiyath Matar (Syrian peace advocates), Abdallah Abu Rahmah (a school teacher and coordinator of the nonviolent Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall), and Mubarak Awad (psychologist, founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence), whom Prime Minister Yitzak Shamir deported from Israel in April 1988 over the objections of President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of State George Schultz. (The Prime Minister was so far from respecting the Palestinian peace movement — or any Palestinians — that he commonly referred to the latter as “cockroaches” [In the Footsteps of Gandhi, p. 51]). I could continue this list, but probably this number will suffice. Information concerning all of these Palestinian peace advocates is available on the web. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL October 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm Well said my friend. If the Presiding Bishop is wrong on the subject of human sexuality, biblical inerrancy, the divine nature of Jesus Christ, and centuries of apostolic teaching, then surely she’s wrong on middle east policy. Have a blessed day and keep the faithful in South Carolina in your prayers as God leads us to greener (and more orthodox) pastures. October 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm Thank you, Bishop Jefferts Schori. Amen. October 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm I appreciate this strong statement and hope that she( along with other religious Leaders in the US) will put strong pressure on both Congress and the Administration -to lead this Peace initiative. WAR is nonzero-sum game.. peace is peace and war is war: if anybody “loses,” everybody else does, too.If Palestine is to be free and independent, Israel must be safe; if Israelis are to be free from young men with bombs, Palestinians must be safe from Israeli helicopters and bulldozers. F. William Thewalt says: October 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm It is nice that ethe PB has written to the cadidates for President. It would have been nice if she had joined the 15 religious leadwers who wrote to congress to enforce our laws on foreign aid to Israel. see: LOUISVILLEFifteen religious leaders representing many major faith groups in the country, have written a letter to Congress seeking to make U.S. military aid to Israel contingent upon its government’s “compliance with applicable U.S. laws and policies Jim Tate October 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm I pray that ears and hearts be open to the truth of our bishop’s fine letter. The Rev. Sharline A. Fulton says: Posted Oct 12, 2012 October 18, 2012 at 9:57 am The letter is a good one. However, the theme that only direct negotiations can resolve the issue denies the reality that the Israelis are all powerful and the Palestinians are virtually powerless. It is difficult to imagine how talks only between the two peoples can accomplish any reasonable settlement of the issue of Palestinian freedom and self-determination.The letter also gives no recognition, explicitly or implicitly, that the Palestinians are the ones having their land stolen, their resources such as water, being taken away from them, and their heritage and history being dispossessed. Even the word “anti-semitism”, as used to defend Jews, is a high-jacking of Palestinian identity as the Palestinians are a truly Semitic people. Whether we want to admit it or not, it is the Israeli people who are doing the stealing and dispossessing.When one people, such as the Palestinians, are being controlled by another people for their own selfish ends, such as what is going on in Palestine, it seems to me that it is the same dynamic as an issue such as slavery. The institution of slavery did not end by slaves and slaveholders negotiating a settlement or the freedom of slaves. It ended because the outside world spoke out and supported the movement to end the practice. People such as William Wilberforce would be an example of leaders who took up the challenge. My own feelings about Christianity, and my own Church specifically, is that we need to take up the challenge of speaking out in support of Palestinian freedom and equality.To admonish the Palestinians for what a few among them may do wrong in reaction to their dispossession, without paying a much greater priority to addressing the core issue, Palestinian dispossession, is not right. They are an “equal” people, in the eyes of God, as are all people, and need to be recognized in that light. Rev. Robert T. Yeager says: Jeffrey Susman says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 October 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm The letter rides roughshod over the reality of an overwhelming power imbalance between an occupying military superpower and a minimally armed subject population. Rector Collierville, TN The Rev’d Canon Samir J. Habiby says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA David Burwell- Johnson says: center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC October 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm Thank you, Bishop Jefferts Schori. It is my hope and prayer that our leadership will have the courage and conviction to match words with deeds. Our government has stated on many occasions its opposition to continued West Bank expansion by illegal Israeli settlements, but it has never taken any action to stop it. We have conditioned our aid to other countries upon their compliance with basic human rights norms. I hope that the President will condition any continued aid to Israel upon their compliance with international law, and put a halt to settlement expansion. Otherwise we are complicit in the crime, and are seen as hypocrites in the eyes of the world. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to the presidential candidates, urging President Barack Obama and the Hon. Mitt Romney “to use the debate forum to articulate strong support for a just and peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a clear plan for how you would work to support that goal in the next four years.”The following is the text of the letter:October 12, 2012The Hon. Barack Obama                   The Hon. Mitt Romneyc/o Obama for America                     c/o Romney for PresidentP.O. Box 803638                                 PO Box 149756Chicago, IL  60686                             Boston, MA  02114-9756Dear Mr. President and Governor Romney,As each of you prepares for the two remaining presidential debates, I write to urge you to use the debate forum to articulate strong support for a just and peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a clear plan for how you would work to support that goal in the next four years.While the volatile political nature across the Middle East has emerged as a key theme in this year’s campaign, I am concerned by the relative absence of discussion of a conflict that is central to that region’s future.  This week Palestinian leaders have signaled their willingness to consider a return to the negotiating table, and it will be vital for the next President to prioritize the re-launch of the peace process and to articulate a clear vision for how American diplomatic leadership can assist and encourage negotiations.Support for a two-state solution is the shared policy of the United States government, the government of Israel, and the Palestinian National Authority.  The contours of such a solution should be clear to all:  a secure and universally recognized Israel, the homeland for the Jewish people, standing alongside a viable, contiguous, and independent Palestinian state with a shared Jerusalem as the capital for each state.  Despite widespread recognition that a solution should reflect this goal, progress toward it has remained elusive.In the meantime, the level of strife in the conflict has grown.  Several current trends give significant cause for alarm, including the threat to Israel’s security from others in the region, most especially a nuclear Iran; continued Israeli settlement building, particularly in and around Jerusalem, at a pace and pattern that complicates the territorial contiguity of a future Palestinian state; unacceptable levels of violence on all sides; and the humanitarian disaster of the Gaza Strip.  Each of these complicates the task of peace negotiations, and each passing day makes a final solution more difficult to achieve.While it remains fundamentally true that only direct bilateral negotiation between Israelis and Palestinians themselves can bring about a just and lasting peace, history is clear that American political leadership has the power to play a catalytic role in supporting the work of peacemakers.   As you present your foreign-policy plans to the American people, I urge you to discuss specifically how you would work with our nation’s partners in the Quartet for Middle East Peace to support the resumption and successful completion of negotiations.  I urge you to be as specific as possible, considering not just the complexities of the issues to be resolved by the parties, but also the impact of such factors as the upcoming Israeli elections, Palestinian political division, rising unrest and extremism in the region, and the tragic humanitarian dimensions of the conflict.As Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, I lead a faith community with a particular concern for peaceful resolution of this long and devastating conflict.  Our Church’s partner in the region, the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, has stood for decades as a voice of peace and moderation – and a significant provider of healthcare, education, and social services – in the midst of the various instabilities of the region.  The Diocese of Jerusalem, together with its Episcopal and Anglican partners in the United States and throughout the world, works to build understanding and reconciliation through these forms of human service – in Israel and the Palestinian territories, as well as Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.  The Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, has described the role of Christians in the Holy Land as to “work together with people of other faiths to encourage the politicians to put politics aside and meet midway, where all people are equal.”I believe that the next American President has an opportunity and a responsibility to help make this vision of reconciliation a reality.  The peace and stability of the region, the safety and human dignity of those who live in the midst of this conflict, and the moral character of our own nation all require the full engagement of the United States and its President in the resolution of the conflict.  Would that we were again known as builders of peace on the global stage!Please know that my prayers are with each of you, and with our nation, in these undoubtedly challenging and personally costly final days of the campaign.  I remainYour servant in ChristThe Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding BishopThe Episcopal Church Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments are closed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA October 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm Bishop Katharine, Your letter runs off the road at the third paragraph, where you state: “Support for a two-state solution is the shared policy of the United States government, the government of Israel, and the Palestinian National Authority.” If the government of Israel wanted two states, it would not have done everything it could to prevent that solution. It wouldn’t have encouraged rampant expansion of settlements on Palestinian land, or imposed harsh — even brutal — restrictions on the rights of the Palestinian people. It wouldn’t have built the wall, an affront to basic humanity. If our U.S. government really wanted a two-state solution, it would not have winked at Israel’s abuse of the Palestinian people. It would not have shielded Israel from any censure by the United Nations, or rewarded Israel with financial aid and weaponry that help support Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory. If either of the presidential candidates you address had an open mind on the issue, they would not be trying to outdo each other in obeisance to their “good friend” Bibi Netanyahu and the supposed Jewish vote. Most important, if our Episcopal Church were committed to a Palestinian settlement worthy of the Abrahamic faith we profess, we would not abet the literalization and trivialization of that faith by the claim of many — but surely not all — Israelis that God gave that tiny piece of Holy Land to one single group of people, out of all the God-created peoples on God’s earth. In you letter, you appropriately hold up the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its leader, Bishop Suheil Dawani, as exemplars of faithful efforts to preserve Christianity in the land of Jesus. It might be noted as well, however, that Bishop Dawani and his Lutheran colleague, Bishop Munib Younan, are among 13 patriarchs and heads of Christian denominations in Jerusalem who have endorsed the Kairos Palestine statement of 2009, a passionate cry for peace, but even more for justice, in the Holy Land. The call of the 2009 statement has now been amplified by a new Kairos USA statement, endorsed by communicants of many Christian denominations, including our own. If you could add your endorsement to that statement, it would be salutary James Tate says: Middle East, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Thomas Worthm says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME October 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm Well Said Tim….I think of our confessionWe have denied your goodness in each other,in ourselves, and in the world you have created.We repent of the evil that enslaves us,the evil we have done,and the evil done on our behalf.I grow weary confessing the evil done on my behalf…. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC October 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm I fail to see why the Episcopal church supports and/or favors the Palestinians against the Israelis. Palestine and it allies stand for the elimination of Israel. The organizations in control of Palestine stand for and participate in terrorism in Israel, the U.S. and around the world. Israel has made contributions the world and world peace by at least a factor of 10 over that of the Palestinians.F. W. Thewalt Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Danny Buckley says: October 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm Selah! Don Reed says: Addison Bross says: October 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm If the bishop is so concerned about real justice and peace, why has she not signed the letter from her ecumenical partners to Congress calling for an accounting of U.S. aid to Israel. Really bishop… step up, and make Jesus proud! October 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm An Open Letter to Bishop Jefferts SchoriI commend you for not going along with other Protestant denominations in calling for a withdrawal of military aid to Israel. The effort by Lutherans and Methodists to influence American foreign policy toward Israel will only serve to create a gulf between those denominations and Jews.Jews have long been socially discriminated against by various Christian denominations, and the efforts by Lutherans and Methodists will simply be interpreted by the majority of Jews as another example of targetted discrimination, especially when no other groups (e.g. Russians, Syrians, etc.) are rarely, if ever, condemned for acts against humanity.One shouldn’t forget that Luther himself was violently anti-Semitic, and his book against Judaism was required reading in Nazi Germany.The ever shrinking number of mainline Protestants in America should give pause to those taking on Quixotic quests which will only serve to alienate those who are their religious siblings.The Catholic church has attempted to make amends for 2,000 years of anti-Semitic teachings. Would that Protestants could do the same thing. Indeed, where were the mainline churches during the Holocaust? Playing golf in restricted clubs?I recall that a few years ago, the Episcopal Church and other Protestants condemned the wall erected by Israel to deter terrorist bombs. Rather than condemning acts of terrorism, the church condemned the wall that prevented terrorism. The wall remains, and suicide bombings have disappeared. Now, the Americans have sent 1,000 U.S. soldiers to Israel to participate in joint military maneuvers. The call by mainline Protestants to end such participation will fall on deaf ears in the Pentagon as did the call to dismantle the anti-terrorist wall.It was an act of individual courage by you Bishop Shori not to participate in a message that is historically callous, sentimentally shallow, and naively Quixotic.Faithfully,Jeffrey Sussman Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Neil Richardon says: Submit an Event Listing 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 Sheila Pyle says: October 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm How can ANYONE disagree with the fair and free sharing of Palestine among peoples who declare their love and allegience to their part of the world? Neither God nor Allah condones cruelty and selfishness, and human beings who covet and kill in the name of the Supreme Being wreak shame upon our heavenly Father. Bishop Schori is a loving saint to be admired by all and a sensible diplomat to be encouraged and followed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA October 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm Amen. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 October 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm Well said, Bishop Katharine. A concise statement of the broad range of issues, and very timely.We shall be looking for the words in the campaign, and the ACTIONS later. Scott Lewis says: October 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm Amen. I am so glad to see Bishop Jefferts Schori take a stand. Rector Albany, NY Thomas R. Getman says: October 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm And let us say: Amen! Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls October 13, 2012 at 7:18 am Thank you, Bishop, for calling attention both to security concerns and to humanitarian concerns. May our prayers be fervent for healing of divisions within each people, with both of whom we share bonds of affection, so that a consensus for peace and an openness to compromise may emerge among both. 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel October 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm The Presiding Bishop’s letter has much to commend it. It demonstrates a grasp of the realities that (a) a 2-State solution is the realistic alternative to perpetuation of an Israeli occupation which does nothing but harm to both peoples; and (b) that the United States can and should act to bring about the hoped-for peace. The letter is also sent to the right addresses, i.e., to the candidates for next President. It is the Executive who can take the needed actions on Israel/Palestine, as on foreign policy in general. In this respect, the letter contrasts with the communication sent to Congress by 15 “religious leaders,” some of whom are indeed leaders of denominations and some who have lesser standing. That letter, dispatched to the principal US bastion of pro-Israeli support, will predictably get at best a pro forma response. There will be no Congressional inquiry into possible Israeli violation of US laws regarding military aid. Unlike the writers of that letter, the Presiding Bishop recognizes what is possible: Movement toward compromise settlement–but not implied or actual criticism of Israeli behavior –even though that behavior is often deserving of criticism.The Presiding Bishop’s letter does share with the other letter one questionable aspect: Its timing. We are talking about one of the most notorious “Third Rails” of American politics. With the November election looming, the incentives not to address Israel/Palestine, or to stick to established policy generalities, are overwhelming. During the campaign, the candidates will say little meaningful about the subject. Nor, I think, should they. Action, not words, is what is needed, and words such as Bishop Schori has asked for prematurely stated could get in the way of what should be done. A letter to the President-elect once the November poll is over could be useful, particularly if it comes from a broad range of denominational leaders, but the churches probably can most usefully contribute by building support among their congregations for the kind of balanced approach envisioned by the Presiding Bishop in her letter. I wish I could agree completely with commentator Don Scott Elliott that Israel/Palestine is a “non-zero-sum game,” but as some other comments indicate, there is still far too much of Zero Sum, of polarized and uncompromising views, on both sides, and that remains to be overcome. October 13, 2012 at 10:32 am Thank you Presiding Bishop for your thoughtful appeal to President Obama and Governor Romney . It is a much needed addition to the conversation. An urgent concern is that Israeli government policy, to which you have alluded, seems to belie commitment to a two state solution as the remaining bits and pieces of Palestine are not a viable contiguous governable economic entity…even with promised land swaps. Thus despair “on the ground” is increasing volatility.With prayers for a soon just peace, Tom Getman Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress August 7 – 13: New Trump campaign targets media as “enemies” of the White House

first_img RSF_en August 14, 2017 – Updated on August 15, 2017 US – #WeeklyAddress August 7 – 13: New Trump campaign targets media as “enemies” of the White House Organisation News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Trump re-election campaign targets “enemies,” including members of the media President Trump released a re-election campaign advertisement on Sunday, August 13, calling out the media for attacking and obstructing the president’s efforts. “The President’s enemies don’t want him to succeed, but Americans are saying, ‘Let President Trump do his job,'” the ad said, including video clips and photographs of journalists and his other “enemies.” White House Correspondent April Ryan responded to the ad, which was published a day after the Charlottesville protests turned fatal: “Sad day I am singled out as an enemy of the White House as this racial hate is going on just for asking real questions and speaking truth.” Trump calls out the “#Fake News” on Twitter President Trump took to Twitter early on Monday, August 7, accusing The New York Times of being “totally inept” and calling several media outlets “#Fake News.” These tweets came amid complaints from Trump that the media is not doing an adequate job reporting on his successes. In an afternoon tweet, Trump wrote: “How much longer will the failing nytimes, with its big losses and massive unfunded liability (and non-existent sources), remain in business?” According to The Times’ second-quarter report, which was released on July 27, The New York Times Company saw one of its strongest quarters in recent years, with a rise in digital advertising revenue and online subscriptions. Trump took questions from the press four times in two days After almost six months without a press conference, President Trump made himself available to the press four times on Thursday, August 11, and Friday, August 12, in Bedminster, New Jersey. Prior to this, Trump had not held a press conference since February 16, and rarely took questions from the White House press corps. On Friday, Trump promised a “pretty big press conference” for Monday, August 14, though his public schedule for Monday shows no mention of a press conference. ABC pays historically large sum to settle defamation lawsuit ABC News paid at least $177 million to settle a defamation lawsuit earlier this summer. The payment, which was included in a financial release from its parent company, Disney, that was just made public, is related to a years-long dispute between the network and South Dakota-based meat processor Beef Products Inc. BPI sued ABC for more than $1 billion over the network’s 2012 reporting on BPI’s “lean finely textured beef product,” which ABC said critics refer to as “pink slime.” While the report made clear that the product was not unsafe to eat, BPI said it negatively affected their business. $177 million is likely equal to about a year’s worth of ABC’s evening news program’s advertising revenue, according to CNNMoney. Dan Webb, an attorney for BPI, told CNN this will be the largest amount ever paid in a U.S. media defamation case. Eric Bolling sues Huffington Post reporter who covered sext scandal Fox News host Eric Bolling has sued the Huffington Post reporter whose reporting he claims led to his suspension. After Yashar Ali, a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, reported that Bolling sent lewd text messages to his female colleagues, Bolling was suspended from the network “pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway.” The investigation is being conducted for Fox News by the law firm Paul Weiss. Bolling filed a summons Wednesday in New York Supreme Court against Ali, seeking $50 million for defamation. Bolling accused Ali of trying to harm his reputation through his “highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements about the plaintiff’s conduct and character.” Coal executive makes headway in defamation lawsuit against John Oliver, NYT In the midst of an ongoing legal battle with The New York Times, HBO, and HBO host John Oliver, coal executive Bob Murray won some small victories this week. A federal judge in the Northern District of West Virginia agreed with the Murray Energy Corp. CEO’s motion to move the case from federal to state court, and denied The New York Times’ request to dismiss the case. The lawsuit argues The Times, HBO, and HBO host John Oliver wrongfully accused Murray of violating safety rules in his coal mines, focusing on the 2007 mining disaster that Murray says was caused by an earthquake, but that federal officials blame on him. The suit stems from a June episode of “Last Week Tonight” during which Oliver criticized Murray and his company, and an April New York Times editorial that said Murray “falsely insisted” the 2007 incident was caused by an earthquake. Austin Tice turns 36 in his fifth year in captivity in Syria August 14 marks five years since American freelance journalist Austin Tice was taken captive in Syria. Just days before, on Friday, August 12, Tice’s family and the international community celebrated his 36th birthday by sending him messages to be opened upon his release. Tice was spending the summer in Syria reporting on the budding civil conflict for news outlets including The Washington Post and McClatchy when he was captured in 2012. He is the last U.S. journalist still held abroad. The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en.Read next: RSF condemns the violent assaults on journalists covering Charlottesville protests June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States to go further Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas News June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of August 7 – 13. A separate statement on the incidents that took place at this weekend’s protests in Charlottesville is forthcoming: April 28, 2021 Find out more News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF sayslast_img read more

The History of Our Favorite Drink

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Friday evening at the Altadena Library, Stuart Byles, author of Los Angeles Wine: A History from the Mission Era to the Present (American Palate), gave a lecture on the wine history of Los Angeles.Byles explained that for most of the 19th century “California wine meant Los Angeles wine.”“In 1850, when California became a state,” said Byles, “there were perhaps maybe six to eight vineyards, or wineries, in the whole bay area. In Los Angeles, there were over 100.”He brought out copies of his book for signing and purchasing and after the lecture guests who had signed up for the event were able to partake in a wine tasting.“I’m looking forward to reading Mr. Byles’ book,” said Emily Stevenson, holding an autographed copy. Stevenson said the lecture was very interesting and she did not know that prohibition had closed down most wineries in Los Angeles.For those who missed the event, Byles’ book is available for purchase from Amazon. For more information on the Altadena Library and future events, please visit their website at www.altadenalibrary.org.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS History The History of Our Favorite Drink By MONICA TERADA Published on Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 5:19 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Parsons’ Smith Named to Executive Mosaic’s 2017 Wash100

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Districts News Parsons’ Smith Named to Executive Mosaic’s 2017 Wash100 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 30, 2017 | 11:02 am Carey SmithCarey Smith, President of Parsons’ Federal business unit, has been inducted into the 2017 Wash100, a distinction that recognizes leaders for outstanding performance throughout the federal government contracting (GovCon) industry.Ms. Smith, who joined Parsons in November 2016, is responsible for Parsons’ Federal business unit’s global operations. Federal delivers, protects, and sustains critical U.S. government assets across physical and cyber security, intelligence, environment and infrastructure, and logistics and training markets worldwide, serving the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, Intelligence Community, and other civil agency customers. Ms. Smith also serves as President and a Director of Parsons Global Services International, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Federal group.“It’s an honor to be listed among so many seasoned professionals in the GovCon marketplace,” said Smith.“We are pleased to honor this year’s recipients of the 2017 Wash100 award. These individuals are recognized by their peers and Executive Mosaic for their outstanding achievements in the GovCon marketplace,” said Jim Garrettson, President and Founder of Executive Mosaic.Now in its fourth year, the Wash100 is a premier group of private- and public-sector executives who drive the conversation and shape the narrative of the GovCon sector. Their contributions are recognized through their exemplary demonstration of leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement, and vision. Visit http://www.wash100.com/ to view the 2017 Wash100 list.Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Community News More Cool Stuff 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. Business News Make a comment Top of the News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

New support service for young carers in Donegal launched

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ A new support service for young carers in Donegal has been officially launched by Donegal Youth Service.The new service, which is being run through the Loft Youth Project, will see new one to one and group supports available to young people aged 12-18 in the county who identify as young carers.Orla O’Reilly is the new Co-ordinator of the support service and says the Young Carers service is also intended to raise awareness of young carers among the wider public………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/orlacare.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – June 11, 2015 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleRena Donaghey selected as new Chair of Inishowen Municipal DistrictNext articleEamon Doherty hoping to play a role for Donegal in Armagh admin Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest New support service for young carers in Donegal launchedlast_img read more

COVID-“Consider Home Delivery Of Oxygen Cylinders By Municipal Authorities, Punjab & Haryana High Court Issues Guidelines

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID-“Consider Home Delivery Of Oxygen Cylinders By Municipal Authorities, Punjab & Haryana High Court Issues Guidelines Nupur Thapliyal4 May 2021 7:42 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday asked the States of Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh to “consider home delivery of oxygen cylinders by Municipal Authorities” after noting that the same would “reduce the pressure on the Administration as well as on the Government and Private hospitals.” A division bench comprising of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh also directed the States to ensure that dedicated phoneline for dealing with the grievances of patients on oxygen support at home are publicized by way of broadcast, TV, Radio and telephone companies. “Needless to observe that in case proper oxygen supply is available to those patients who are on oxygen support at home, it would reduce the pressure on the Administration as well as on the Government and Private hospitals. We also believe that advisories have also been issued by various health departments to the patients to stay at home if the condition is mild to moderate. In such circumstances even home delivery of oxygen cylinders can be considered by the State preferably by Municipal Authorities as Health personnel are already overburdened. Apart from providing succor to the inflicted public, it shall prevent hoarding of oxygen cylinders.” The Bench observed. During the course of hearing, the Court was apprised by amicus curiae Rupinder Khosla about the reduction of oxygen quota allocated to the State of Haryana by 20 MT from the Panipat plant. It was also submitted that due to the issue of over heating of the said plant, it was not able to function in its 100% capacity. Additional Advocate General appearing for the State of Haryana informed the Court that it was important that timely supply of oxygen is made as the situation is so critical that several lives may be lost in the State in next 24 hours. On the other hand, Additional Advocate General appearing for the State of Punjab expressed the same difficulty in terms of procuring oxygen for the State. It was further submitted that the State was allocated quota from a plan in Rourkela however the transportation from the said Plant was very difficult. Standing Counsel for the UT of Chandigarh assured the Court that for dealing with the issue of availability of beds, the SDM of the respective zone in every sector shall be asked to step in to help those patients who are on oxygen support at home. “He submits that one dedicated zone-wise phone line shall be allocated and widely publicised by way of broadcast on radio, television and assistance of telephone companies. We hereby direct that needful be done by today evening. In case, it is found that there is hoarding of any sort, concerned SDM shall be at liberty to seek police help which shall come into action immediately and take action as the circumstances warrant. In case any report of disobedience of these orders is received by this court, it shall consider initiating punitive action” The Court directed. Furthermore, both the States of Punjab and Haryana assured the Court that special arrangements have been made by them to ensure that oxygen is promptly supplied to patients on oxygen support at home. “For this purpose, dedicated telephone numbers shall be publicised by way of broadcast and on TV/Radio as well through the telephone companies.” The Bench went ahead to direct. Moreover, the Court also took note of the issue of seized medicines and oxygen cylinders retained as case property which have to be released and asked the counsel appearing for the States to “ascertain whether such a situation is existing in three States, if so, provisions of law under which same can be released.” During the course of hearing, amicus curiae Khosla also informed the Bench that certain ventilators were lying unused in the Institutes of Medical Sciences, Mohali, Barnala and other places in Punjab. He also submitted that such ventilators must be put in use immediately in wake of the recent surge in covid cases. “He shall apprise the court of the action taken . It shall also be ensured whether any such unused equipment is available in any other part of State to ensure that it is put to use in this emergent situation.” The bench directed. While posting the matter for further hearing on 7th May, the Bench further observed thus: “Needless to observe that this court expects that the necessary steps are taken at the earliest to ensure that there is no further loss of life due to paucity of oxygen in the State. In case of crisis, however, State is at liberty to draw from the ‘buffer stock’ of oxygen created under orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 30.4.2021 in Suo Motu Writ Petition (Civil) No.3 of 2021.” Click Here To Read OrderTagspunjab and haryana high court covid 19 second covid wave oxygen supply oxygen cylinders hoarding of oxygen cylinders Justice Karamjit Singh Justice Rajan Gupta Next Storylast_img read more

Just talking to ol’ Booley

first_img Just talking to ol’ Booley You Might Like Support local weekend events Pike County is going to be a busy place this weekend, with plenty of weekend activities for residents to enjoy…. read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Mama could have marched me straight home switching my scrawny legs with every step, but she didn’t.If she had, I might not have fallen in love the way I did.I grew up in the tenant house that my granddaddy made available to Daddy and Mama when he came home for the Air Corps after World War II. Book Nook to reopen Skip Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Published 7:12 pm Friday, October 9, 2009 Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson It was a four-room, white painted house with a bathroom hanging on for dear life. Just behind our house was another tenant house, bigger but unpainted, where Amos, Eunice and Lizzy lived. Aunt Mary Nancy lived there, too, but she was as crazy as a Betsy bug so they kept her locked in a room just off the front porch.Booley lived down the pig trail in a house that had siding on it that looked like bricks but it wasn’t.Every day after school, I would shed my school clothes for my play clothes and go straight to Amos and Eunice’s house – up the steep wooden steps, down the long, dark hall and straight to the kitchen and the wood stove where Eunice kept the leftovers from dinner, usually a baked sweet potato with crispy skins, a pone of cornbread or a biscuit and a piece of ham. But whatever it was, I was welcome to it, Eunice always said. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Eunice, Amos and Lizzy would go for a ride every day just before dark, leaving me and ol’ Booley behind.When Mama would hear their car leave, she’d start calling me. Usually, I’d answer but sometimes I’d be so caught up in ol’ Booley’s stories that I wouldn’t even hear her and she would come march me home.“But, Mama, I was just sitting there talking to ol’ Booley,” I’d say.It was on those many afternoons that I spent on the porch “talking to ol’ Booley” and Eunice, Amos and Lizzy that I developed a fascination for the spoken word and fell head over heels in love with storytelling.My family owned and operated cotton gins, a feed mill and an ice plant and cold storage facility. Daddy let me hang around there where farmers and townspeople gathered for business or just to “chew the fat,” as Daddy would say.Out in the gin yard, the bales of cotton would be stacked yea high and I’d climb to the top and sit there listening to the tales the farmers told. In the summer, everybody who came to pick up a watermelon they’d left to cool in the ice room had a story to tell.Just why a lady’s tongue loosened up while she was waiting to have her meat cut, Mr. James Danner said he couldn’t say. “But their tongues go to wagging like a dog’s tail,” he’d laugh and say. And, oh, the tales they could tell.“And, you didn’t hear a thing I said, little girl,” they would say to me, knowing full well I’d taken in every word. When I got to be a teenager, most of the girls liked to gather at the drug store after school.I liked to go with Mama to the little grocery store behind town and listen to the folks sitting around sharing stories of the simplest things. Mama and Papa Nick and their “regulars” could keep me entertained all afternoon long.When I had a family of my own, my laughing place was Black’s Grocery on the backstreet of town.Sometimes I would pull a stool up to the counter. Other times, I’d pop open a short co-cola, pour in a bag of salted peanuts and join the gathering at the drink box where something interesting was always going on.Many times, I would be invited back to help myself to whatever was on stovetop in the back of the store.Grace cooked dinner back there and she always cooked more than she and Mr. Noah could eat.“Get you some of those peas. The cornbread’s in the oven.”If things were lagging a little, all somebody had to say was, “Grace, tell us again how it was that you made Noah stop farming.”Grace wouldn’t get two words out before Mr. Noah would come up out of his chair.“Now wait just one dang minute. Grace ain’t never made me quit farming …”We would all laugh and settle in because the stories would gush like a “busted” water pipe.Stories. They have been such a huge part of my life and continue to be.I am truly blessed that someone is willing to pay me to listen to and write the stories of the people who daily add spice and love and laughter to my life and make it whole.And, Kathryn Windham is right.There’s no better way to say “I love you” than with a story. And there are no sweeter words in the world than, “Tell me a story, Granma” and no place I’d rather be than sitting under the story bush with someone I love. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author I’d go back out and take my place on the porch, ready to listen to the tales that were being “strowed around.”Eunice and Lizzy dipped snuff and Amos and ol’ Booley chewed tobacco. From wherever they were sitting, they could spit clear across the porch and out onto the snuff bush. It was an amazing thing to see.I was a pretty good spitter myself. I had a gap between my two front teeth so I had perfect aim. Eunice always fixed me sweet tea in a jelly jar and it provided me with all the ammo I needed.“Don’t waste all your tea, spitting,” Eunice would say. But she didn’t need to say that. I’d become so engrossed in the stories they were telling that I would soon forget to spit. By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Global real estate investment bounced back in Q4

first_imgMessage* Share via Shortlink (iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)Global commercial real estate investment ended 2020 on a strong note, with deal volume rising 84 percent in the final three months of the year following a drastic slowdown early in the pandemic.CRE deals worldwide totaled $290 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to the all-time high of $364 billion in the same quarter of 2019, according to a new report from CBRE. For the full year, global CRE deal volume was down 26 percent from 2019.“The Q4 rebound was significant in all three global regions, as the promise of vaccine deployment and continued economic recovery buoyed investor sentiment,” CBRE analysts wrote. Despite a resurgence of Covid cases in parts of the world, “Q4 performance is grounds for an optimistic outlook for 2021.”The year-end surge was led by the Americas, and the U.S. market in particular, which saw deal volume rise 97 percent quarter-over-quarter to $135 billion, or 47 percent of total global volume.ADVERTISEMENTFor the full year, CRE investment in the U.S. was down 34 percent. In Canada, it was down 29 percent, and in Brazil it fell 15 percent. In Mexico, it plunged 57 percent year-over-year.Multifamily leads the wayMultifamily and industrial properties accounted for 62 percent of deal volume, up from 53 percent in 2019. These asset classes have remained attractive to investors “due to their stable outlooks and proven resilience amid the pandemic uncertainty,” CBRE’s report said.For all of 2020, European markets saw the smallest decline in deal volume, at 17 percent. Germany, the U.K. and the Netherlands drove a 84 percent quarter-over-quarter surge to end the year, while Denmark, Switzerland and Norway saw more investment activity in 2020 than in 2019.As in the Americas, multifamily and industrial deals gained ground in 2020, accounting for 38 percent of total activity compared to 30 percent a year before.“Looking ahead, recent reintroductions of lockdown measures may weigh on investor sentiment in early 2021,” the report said, while also noting that investors anticipate more distressed sales.Read moreInternational real estate investment tumbles in Q2 with US hardest hitHere’s how much Covid has crushed global RE investment Email Address* TagsCBREInternational real estateInvestment SalesTRD Insightscenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink In the Asia Pacific, investment activity in the fourth quarter of 2020 was nearly equal to that of Q4 2019, demonstrating “the economic benefits of an effective pandemic response,” according to CBRE.India stood out as a major destination for global real estate investment in 2020, with deal volume rising 11 percent year-over-year. Big transactions there included Brookfield’s acquisition of a $2 billion office portfolio and Blackstone’s acquisition of a $1.2 billion retail portfolio in the country.Deal volume in South Korea also rose year-over-year, by 6 percent, while activity in Japan and Taiwan dropped by 2 and 6 percent respectively.CBRE is predicting a 15 to 20 percent increase in global CRE investment volume this year, in light of accommodative monetary policies, additional fiscal stimulus and progress on vaccine deployment around the world.Contact Kevin Sun Full Name*last_img read more