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Archive for 25 giugno 2014

Friend of the Earth certifica e promuove i prodotti da agricoltura e allevamento sostenibili

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 giugno 2014

friend of the earthFriend of the Earth è un progetto non profit indipendente per la certificazione di prodotti agricoli sostenibili. Le verifiche sono svolte da enti di certificazione internazionali e solo i produttori conformi ai rigidi criteri di sostenibilità Friend of the Earth sono autorizzati ad apporre il logo di certificazione sui propri prodotti.L’obiettivo di Friend of the Earth è promuovere la conservazione dell’ambiente, segnalando al consumatore consapevole quei prodotti derivanti da pratiche di agricoltura e allevamento sostenibili.I requisiti per la certificazione Friend of the Earth fanno riferimento alle linee guida SAFA per l’agricoltura e l’allevamento sostenibili della FAO. I siti produttivi certificati non possono essere sviluppati su habitat critici e i produttori devono avere implementato un sistema di gestione sociale e ambientale, essere conformi alla normativa ambientale nazionale, mantenere gli ecosistemi esistenti, e ridurre l’impatto del loro operato a un livello sostenibile.
Friend of the Earth è un’iniziativa sviluppata sulla base della positiva esperienza del programma di certificazione Friend of the Sea per la pesca e l’acquacoltura sostenibili. I due schemi di certificazione nascono da un’idea italiana, ma alle loro verifiche si sono affidate oltre 400 aziende da 50 Paesi nel mondo.

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Miami Real Estate Prices Reflect More Balanced Growth

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 giugno 2014

Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMiami, FL – The performance of the Miami real estate market in May continued to reflect strength, healthier growth, and more balance between buyers and sellers, according to the 30,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Median sale prices again increased for both single-family homes and condominiums in May but remain at affordable 2003 levels. The median sale price for single-family homes increased 12.6 percent, up to $250,000 from $222,000 in May 2013, marking 30 straight months of growth. The average sale price for single-family homes increased 21.4 percent from $408,021 in May 2013 to $495,525 last month.“The Miami real estate market continues to perform well as demand remains historically strong but while fueling more balanced price growth,” said 2014 Chairman of the Board of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS Liza Mendez. “Sales are consistent with 2013 activity, which set a third consecutive sales record, and properties are selling rapidly and close to asking price.”
The median sale price for condominiums has increased for 35 consecutive months. Compared to May 2013, the median sale price for condominiums increased by 3.6 percent to $186,600 from $180,000 a year prior. The average sale price for condominiums increased 3.8 percent to $384,900 from $370,843 in May 2013. In May, residential real estate sales in Miami-Dade County decreased 6.4 percent to 2,704 compared to 2,888 in May of last year. Single-family home sales decreased a negligible 0.1 percent relative to May 2013, from 1,216 to 1,215. Compared to May 2013, condominium sales declined 10.9 percent from 1,672 the previous year to 1,489 last month. Miami real estate continues to sell at a rapid pace and at nearly asking price, reflecting strong demand compared 2013, which was the third consecutive record sales year.
The median number of days on the market for single-family homes sold in May was just 47 days, an increase of 9.3 percent from May 2013. The average percent of original list price received was 94.3 percent, down only 0.6 percent from May 2013. The median number of days on the market for condominiums sold in May was 53 days, an increase of 10.4 percent compared to the same period in 2013. The average sales price was 94.3 percent of the asking price, a decrease of 2.4 percent.
Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops increased 4.9 percent from April but were 5.0 percent below what they were in May 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Statewide closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 23,013 in May, up 3.6 percent compared to the year-ago figure, according to Florida Realtors. Statewide sales of condominiums totaled 10,558, down 7.0 percent from May 2013. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $213,400 in May, a 5.2 percent increase from April 2013, according to NAR. The statewide median sale price for single-family existing homes last month was $180,000, up 64.3 percent from the previous year, while that of townhouse-condo properties was $145,000, up 13.7 percent over the previous year.
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 94 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 30,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with 120 international organizations worldwide.

 

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Concorso internazionale Remember Henry James

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 giugno 2014

Henry JamesSta per concludersi il concorso internazionale Remember Henry James, presentato da Design of the Universe e Laverna Net Label nel mese di marzo 2014 a Firenze: una manifestazione dedicata allo scrittore americano e continuo viaggiatore dell’Ottocento. Il concorso si pone come obiettivo l’interpretazione, la trasformazione e la sintesi di un testo letterario in un video artistico di breve durata. Due linee guida determinano l’orientamento tematico del progetto: il viaggio, inteso come esercizio spirituale e di arricchimento culturale, e lo sguardo, inteso come attitudine a selezionare l’oggetto rendendone un ritratto quanto piu’ emozionale e soggettivo. In questa doppia ricerca, gli artisti sono stati invitati a confrontarsi con i libri di James relativi al suo soggiorno italiano. Tutti i video realizzati saranno presentati al pubblico mercoledi’ 25 giugno 2014 a partire dalle ore 11.00 presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti (Aula Minerva). Contemporaneamente una giuria tecnica e critica selezionera’ i tre video ritenuti piu’ in linea con gli spunti suggeriti dal progetto culturale. La premiazione dei vincitori si svolgera’ giovedi’ 26 giugno alle ore 11.30 a Palazzo Medici Riccardi a Firenze. Il riconoscimento dei premiati consiste in uno stage di 10 giorni nell’ambito della realizzazione di film in 3D presso lo Studio BMovie a Venezia Mestre. Mercoledi’ 25 e giovedi’ 26 giugno sono previsti anche degli incontri culturali dedicati a Henry James: sara’ presente l’artista americana Claire Jeanine Satin che invita ad un incontro con il pubblico nel pomeriggio di mercoledi’ 25 giugno alle ore 16.00 in Accademia (Aula Minerva ) e che espone le sue opere insieme ad altri artisti internazionali tra cui Silvia Bibbo (Argentina), Andreas Mares (Austria), Marilena Faraci Stangier (Germania); Alfredo Romano (Italia), Giulia Marsich (Italia), Mauro Benetti (Italia), Antonia Trevisan (Italia), Fiorella Bologna (Italia), Andrea Mancini (Italia), Valter Luca De Bartolomeis ( Italia) nella mostra collettiva dal titolo Our Doubt is our Passion. Our Passion is our Task ( tratto dal libro “The Middle Years” di Henry James) negli spazi della Galleria 166a in via Cavour 166r. Vernissage giovedi’ 26 giugno alle ore 18.30. Incontro 25 giugno alle 11 e 26 giugno alle 11.30. Ingresso libero.

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Post-election EU: Ask for the programme!

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 giugno 2014

DelorsWhile numerous debates are focused on the identity of the main European decision-makers for the 2014-2019 period, Jacques Delors and António Vitorino underline that is essential to specify the political directions that the EU is called upon to pursue after the European elections of 22-25 May. Such clarification of its programme is all the more necessary as the appointment of the president of the Commission must receive the support of a qualified majority of European Council members and the approval of a majority coalition at the European Parliament. In this regard, three main political directions seem to have emerged, based on the partisan balance of power established by European voters, and they share a common point, that of promoting EU action that is both clearer and capable of producing conclusive results, both at the EU and euro area levels.
1. From Europe of the Troika to Europe of the triptych: “Competition that stimulates, cooperation that strengthens, solidarity that unites”
2. From introverted Europe to the EU within globalisation
3. From intrusive Europe to embodied Europe

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