Panmure reports loss but eyes better 2011

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Ecobank Ghana Limited ( HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ecobank Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Ghana Limited (  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEcobank Ghana Limited is a financial institution offering banking products and services for the consumer, commercial, corporate and investment sectors. The company provides banking solutions for government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, international organisations, small- and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Ecobank Ghana Limited offers an extensive product offering; ranging from current and savings accounts to business accounts, term deposits, personal loans, mortgage loans, microfinance and business loans. Ecobank Ghana Limited also offers financial solutions for value-chain financing, short-term and mid-term finance and trade finance as well as investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, structure and project finance, capital market services, wealth and asset management, securities brokerage, custodial services and electronic banking services. Ecobank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Its headquarters are in Acca, Ghana. Ecobank Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dawn Properties Limited HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgDawn Properties Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dawn Properties Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dawn Properties Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dawn Properties Limited (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDawn Properties Limited offers professional real estate services to government, parastatals, corporates, institutional bodies, the financial services and private sector; including property sales and leasing, property management, real estate valuation and advisory services, and project and development management. Dawn Properties has three real estate businesses in Zimbabwe; property holding, property development and property consulting. It owns approximately 540 hectares of land in residential and commercial markets and manages over 340 000 square metres of lettable space across over 120 sites in Zimbabwe. The valuation division covers property, plant and machinery, and furniture and fittings valuations. Its property and timeshare portfolio include Caribbea Bay Sun Hotel, Monomotapa Hotel, Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Holiday Inn Mutare Hotel and Hwange Safari Lodge. Dawn Properties Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Spanish, Portuguese clergy come together for Lenten retreat in Spain

first_imgSpanish, Portuguese clergy come together for Lenten retreat in Spain Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Mar 27, 2017 Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 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 Anglican Communion Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] A group of Anglican clergy working in the Lusitanian Church of Portugal and the Episcopal Church of Spain held a Lenten retreat in the Spanish city of Salamanca.Full article. Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

Vacation House / LM Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Erieta Attali+ 26 Share Vacation House / LM ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVacation House / LM Architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: LM Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2010 Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Monemvasia, Greece Area:  368 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Greece Photographs:  Erieta Attali The private residence is situated in the outskirts of Monemvasia, Greece, in a high pitch ground with panoramic view to the sea.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliThe functional units of the residence are distributed along a synthetically emphasized axis of movement creating two alternative open spaces allowing a maximum exploitation of the panoramic view and continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces. The gradation of movement between solid and void spaces enables their adaptation to the slope organized in three levels.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliThe relationship between the building and tradition is expressed through references on its synthetic structure rather than regionalist ones.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliAmong the materials used, most significant are the stone- which underlines the basic synthetic principals, fair faced concrete and hacked plaster. Wooden decks and panels complete the composition of the residence.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliProject gallerySee allShow lessRethinking Khan Market / Vandana SehgalArticlesUniversity Building Winning Proposal / 3XN ArchitectsArticles Share ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Vacation House / LM Architects CopyAbout this officeLM ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonemvasiaHousesGreecePublished on February 25, 2012Cite: “Vacation House / LM Architects” 25 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

MA Apartment / Estúdio MRGB

first_imgPhotographs:  Haruo Mikami Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Apartments Project gallerySee allShow lessChicago Riverwalk Opens to the Public, Returning the City to the RiverArchitecture NewsFoster + Partners’ Residential Highrise to Become Miami’s Tallest TowerArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Brasília – Brasilia, Federal District, BrasilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily CopyApartments•Brasília, Brazil Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  2015 Brazilcenter_img Manufacturers: Estúdio MRGB, GR interiores, Sonotto – LegnetoCollaborators:Ana Orefice, Rodolfo Marques, Flavia GrobaAuthors:Igor Campos, Hermes RomãoConstruction:WW Arquitetura & ConstruçãoCity:BrasíliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiText description provided by the architects. A contemporary apartment, with a clear connection to the modern design of collective housing in the beginning of Brasíliadz. That was the guidance, which our clients gave us at the time, today our dearest friends, in the beginning of the architectonic design to remodel the apartment, located in middle of Brasília. Once establish the concept of the design, the intentions were to reach out to a solution that appease the dynamic of modern life and the peculiar way of living in the residential scale of Brasília, idealized by Lúcio Costa.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiWith the free view, spatial generosities that make the DzUrbsdz of Brasília what it is, are a few characteristics that are impregnated in the design of the Estúdio MRGB in Brasília. Clearly appears more or less, depending on the theme that the architects face during the exercise of the daily job. As for the apartment MA the fluidity, permeability and spatial generosity are there clearly in the social spaces such as living room, dining room and work space. All the spaces are fully integrated, and the boundaries are configured subtlety, protected each and every one there functions. The view has no obstacles, all rooms allow their full comprehension, clear and objective of the socialization spaces. The esteem of our clients and ours of the Estúdio MRGB, for the design of the 60’s are insured by the furniture that has an important role, and creates the perfect and intended atmosphere. The pieces that integrate the spaces were designed by the greatest masters, architect Sérgio Rodrigues and Paulo Mendes da Rocha.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiFlorence Knoll a Charles Ray Eames contributes equally, bringing the spaces the perfect harmony with the contemporary furniture, concepts of the new and promising generation of Brazilian designers, Jader Almeida and Fernando Prado. The borderline between the master bedroom and social area, are defined by a wooden panel, located in the back of the dining room. Integrated into the large wooden panel a door to the master bedroom, which blends with the vertical wood strips of the panel. Those elements grant privacy, comfort and the necessary wellbeing for the perfect use of the spaces intimate and social. On the opposite side of the panel is located a gallery carefully design to enhance the beauty of the art collected by the couple. The narrow relation to the city, a panel of personalized tiles with geometric forms was designed by Estúdio MRGB in reference to the great artist Athos Bulcão, which can be seen in the main buildings of the city of Brasília, became a reference for all architects, artist a citizen of Brasília. “COPY” Photographs Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEstúdio MRGBOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBrasíliaBrazilPublished on November 01, 2016Cite: “MA Apartment / Estúdio MRGB” 01 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream MA Apartment / Estúdio MRGBSave this projectSaveMA Apartment / Estúdio MRGB+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard MA Apartment / Estúdio MRGB Architects: Estúdio MRGB Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Cow Parade continues to raise funds for charity

first_imgOne of the famous CowParade cows, which have travelled the world as part of an international public art exhibition, has returned to Edinburgh as an interactive piece of public artwork, and to generate funds for a Scottish children’s charity.Previously the cows were adorned with the work of professional and local artists. Now this cow will now act as a blank canvas for the public to use. Visitors to the interactive art event on St Andrews Square can pay a small fee to have their hand print painted on the body of the cow, with all the money raised from hand print sales being donated to CHAS, the Scottish children’s hospice society.At the end of the event organisers Breeze Galleries will then auction the cow to the highest bidder, with the money again going to CHAS.Bob Corsie, founder of Breeze Gallery, said: “It is great to see one of the CowParade cows back here in Edinburgh and it’s been a real hit with visitors so far, who are all keen to leave their mark on this great piece of art.“There are over 200 handprints on the cow so far making it look rather colourful, but there is plenty of space for more and I look forward to seeing the final creation once the event is over.”Live Art At The Festival is running until Sunday 2 September on St Andrews Howard Lake | 31 August 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Cow Parade continues to raise funds for charitycenter_img  103 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

African American Museum of History and Culture to open in DC

first_imgA center designed for the preservation and exhibition of the contributions of people of African descent in the United States is scheduled to open later this year. Known as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the building represents efforts to construct such a project that extend back over 100 years.This will be the largest of such institutions in the country, surpassing the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. The NMAAHC, a 400,000-square-foot edifice, will be the 19th division of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama is scheduled to cut the ribbons at the building opening on Sept. 24.During the second week of May, journalists were allowed to preview what is in store for the public. The structure will feature numerous galleries with displays on slavery, segregation and the Civil Rights Movement, also music, entertainment, sports and politics.Much work remains to be done before the official opening. Electrical equipment, artifacts and artistic treasures will be moved in and fitted for public viewing. There are exhibits on cultural figures, including Bo Didley, Little Richard and the Jackson Five.The May 15 New Observer says: “After years of false starts, a bill from Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia to create the museum passed Congress in 2003 and became law with the pen of President George W. Bush. Three years later, the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents approved the five-acre site on the Mall between the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History. Lead designers Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup were selected in 2009 and construction began in 2012.”The article continues, “The $540 million project was funded through a partnership with Congress, which provided half the money, or $270 million. The other half is being raised through private contributions; officials are within a few million dollars of that goal.”There are 3,000 artifacts with videos, photos and wall text which will be on view in 11 inaugural exhibitions. Dozens of staff must be accommodated in offices, and the 400-seat cafeteria has to be set up. For security purposes, metal detectors will be installed at the two entrances.The museum’s official website reads: “In many ways, there are few things as powerful and as important as a people, as a nation that is steeped in its history. Often America is celebrated as a place that forgets. This museum seeks to help all Americans remember, and by remembering, this institution will stimulate a dialogue about race and help to foster a spirit of reconciliation and healing.” ( website stresses: “There are four legs upon which this museum will stand: The first is to create an opportunity for those that care about African American culture to explore and revel in this history. Equally important is the opportunity to help all Americans see just how central African American history is for all of us. The museum will use African American history and culture as a lens into what it means to be an American.”The website also emphasizes: “Additionally, the museum will use African American culture as a means to help all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by international considerations and how the struggle of African Americans has impacted freedom struggles around the world. Finally, as a 21st century institution, the museum must be a place of collaboration. We must be a truly national museum that reaches beyond Washington to engage new audiences and to collaborate with the myriad of museums and educational institutions, both nationally and internationally.”African-American oppression continuesNMAAHC is steps away from the Washington Monument, the towering obelisk built in commemoration of the nation’s first president who owned slaves. Even though the official narrative of U.S. history suggests that the so-called “Revolutionary War” was fought to gain independence from British colonialism, Africans remained enslaved in the U.S. until the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865.That contradiction is startling in light of the racist system’s failure to guarantee a decent life, genuine equality and self-determination to the African-American people, even in the 21st century. African Americans have achieved enormous gains over the last century-and-a-half since the end of slavery. Nonetheless, they remain an extremely exploited and repressed people.Today African Americans are incarcerated at rates far exceeding those of whites, who continue to represent the overwhelming authority within the state and economic structures of the country. Rates of joblessness and poverty disproportionately affect African Americans, while the world economic recession of the last decade appropriated much of the limited household wealth accumulated since the rise of industrialization in the 20th century.In foreign policy, people of African descent in the U.S. have only made a progressive impact through their own propaganda, petitioning and mass demonstrations. For decades, successive administrations maintained close and fraternal relations with European colonial powers that carried out genocidal policies against territories in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.In 2016, the Pentagon and CIA still install counterinsurgency programs across Africa amid broadening mistrust of U.S. intentions among the masses of workers, youth and farmers in the continent. Meanwhile, the volume of trade between the U.S. and emerging African states has declined in the last several years despite the country’s first self-identified president of African descent.Detroit Museum: community-oriented modelAt present the largest existing African-American museum is in Detroit, a majority African-American city. This center was founded through the decades-long visionary work of the late Dr. Charles H. Wright. He started the museum in a residential house in 1965 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Wright was an admirer of the African-American artist, actor, activist and social scientist Paul Robeson.In the 1980s, Wright campaigned for the release of African National Congress leader and then-political prisoner Nelson Mandela, as well as other South African political prisoners. Under the administration of Mayor Coleman A. Young, the first African-American mayor in Detroit, construction was initiated of a city-administered museum in the late 1980s.Several years later an even larger museum was built in the area — now known as Midtown — near Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center.Under its present administration, the Wright Museum hosts numerous lectures, panels and conferences on African world history and culture. Just this year, the museum featured former Black Panther Party leader Kathleen Cleaver; Ramona Africa, of MOVE; Saladin Muhammad, of Black Workers for Justice; and other luminaries.A Liberation Film Series screens documentaries on a myriad of issues impacting African people worldwide and examining the lives of such historical figures as Malcolm X, Thomas Sankara, Frantz Fanon, to name a few. Every August the Wright Museum sponsors the African World Festival founded by Dr. Wright in 1983 on the Detroit Riverfront at Hart Plaza.These institutions are important in their role of providing historical memory and assessments. They will only maintain relevance if they are linked to the overall struggle for the complete liberation of African-American people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Winner Selected in FMC Anthem Contest

first_img SHARE SHARE Last month, the four finalists traveled to Nashville to rerecord their renditions of the National Anthem with a music producer as well as talk about their experiences in the FMC Anthem Contest. The interviews and performances aired on RFD-TV on Oct. 4. More than 83,000 votes were received in the finalist voting phase.“FMC is excited to invest in the talented individuals who are the future of farming and agriculture,” said Tim Thompson, product manager, FMC Agricultural Products. “We would like to congratulate our four finalists and wish all of contestants the greatest successes in the future. This contest and the caliber of students involved makes me confident in the future of agriculture. ” From March through mid-July, more than 170 entries were received from agricultural students representing 34 states. Entrants of the “Anthem Stand & Be Heard Anthem Contest” included members of national ag-related student organizations, such as FFA, 4-H or student NAMA chapters, with a background and interest in agriculture or agribusiness. After receiving more than 155,000 votes, the finalists were announced on August 30. Voting to determine the grand prize winner began Sept. 24 on the contest website Home Indiana Agriculture News Winner Selected in FMC Anthem Contest By Gary Truitt – Oct 24, 2012 To view their videos log onto FMC Agricultural Products Group announces Lexi Sistrunk from Oak Grove, La., as the grand prize winner in the “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Contest.” After two voting phases, Sistrunk will receive the grand prize of a $10,000 college scholarship. The three runners-up include: Allison Nohre from De Pere, Wis.; Jessica Smith from Picayune, Miss.; and Katie Wesler from Birmingham, Ala. They will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship. The youngest entrant in the contest at 13 years old, Sistrunk has been involved in 4-H since she was in the fourth grade. Her father was the 4-H agent for years and now serves as the local ag agent, which led to her involvement in 4-H. She is active in showing goats, chickens and horses, and also participates in cooking contests. Sistrunk sings in many town festivals and is currently taking voice lessons. “This contest has been a great experience, and I would like to thank everyone for their support and votes throughout the contest. I couldn’t have done it without their help,” said Sistrunk.  “I enjoy singing and felt this contest, and the scholarship, could help me in pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine in the future.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Winner Selected in FMC Anthem Contest Previous articleA Chance for Final Look at Pepsi Coliseum Before RenovationNext articleFall Testing for Soybean Cyst Nematode Gary Truittlast_img read more

HUD Proposes New Home Inspections Rule

first_img The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week issued a proposed rule for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE).According to a press release, HUD’s new approach involves extensive input from stakeholders to redesign the methods HUD uses to ensure properties are in safe, decent, and sanitary conditions.”NSPIRE brings much-needed updates to our programs and provides consistency to the families we serve. Families in HUD programs shouldn’t have to worry about the safety or healthiness of their home depending on the program that’s providing the assistance,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said.In creating its new approach to inspections, HUD assembled a group of researchers, scientists, academics, inspectors, analysts, and HUD professionals with decades of affordable housing inspection experience.”By drawing on this experience, NSPIRE, as implemented by the new rule, will significantly enhance HUD’s ability to focus on affordable housing properties that are not meeting quality expectations,” the press release noted.The NSPIRE Rule, outlined on, strengthens HUD’s affordable housing oversight, HUD notes.”This includes the ability to identify substandard housing, streamline the current array of regulations, and reduce historically complex affordable housing procedures. The improvements demonstrated by the NSPIRE rule outline how HUD effectively evaluates housing across all HUD programs.”HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary David Vargas Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) said that “having a singular set of standards allows us to have deeper insight into those conditions that impact families and the success of housing programs through defining common patterns and themes that might otherwise go undetected.”He pointed out that small and rural housing providers, for example, face unique challenges. As part of the overall set of regulatory changes being proposed in the NSPIRE rule, HUD would implement regulatory relief for small, rural housing providers to reduce unnecessary burdens and costs.“This rule will allow them to see specific measurable changes to aid in improving effectiveness of inspections while reducing the operational burdens to manage these important processes,” said Dominique Blom, General  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.Comments are due March 15, and interested persons are invited to submit comments to the Office of the General Counsel, Rules Docket Clerk, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410-0001. More details are available at in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles January 20, 2021 2,087 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HUD Proposes New Home Inspections Rule Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / HUD Proposes New Home Inspections Rule Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: How Improved Relations Boost the Bottom Line Next: A Look at the Potential Foreclosure Wave of 2021 2021-01-20 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more