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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 106

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Europe Day: Celebrating values that unite us all

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 maggio 2016

european-unionBruxelles. In early May the European Union and Council of Europe mark their respective Europe Days on 5 and 9 May to celebrate European core values including integration, human rights, and democracy. The occasion is marked by public events and celebrations throughout Europe, and around the world.At this moment, reflecting on peace, community, human rights and democracy in Europe is especially critical. Multiple, intersecting crises challenge the European project and its relationship to the global community. Violence and conflict upset life within and just beyond Europe. The crisis of receiving refugees continues without resolution, countries are failing in their moral and legal obligations to protect those in need.European economic and political life are equally in crisis. The effects of global economic turmoil linger, and competing national interests are creating volatility within the Eurozone. An upcoming referendum in the United Kingdom may reshape the EU and how countries within it relate to each other. Euroscepticism is on the rise and along with it new forms of divisive nationalism.In the midst of these critical situations the churches’ task is to give a voice to prophetic hope. Europe must continually rediscover its identity as a project for peace, democracy, and human rights. “This can happen only in transparent interaction for the good of all humanity,” remarked Fr Heikki Huttunen, general secretary of the Conference of European Churches. “The prosperity and progress of Europe is possible only together with the peaceful development of its closest neighbours—Africa and the Middle East.” The European Union was founded on respect for human dignity, liberty, democracy, equality, the rule of law, and human rights. Together we are called to uphold these common values that helped found the European political institutions. The Conference of European Churches affirms that churches, civil society, and political institutions can contribute to unity and peacebuilding for the sake of Europe and the fellowship of humankind.

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Celebrating 60 Years of Disneyland

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 febbraio 2015

60 Years of DisneylandVan Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California Friday, February 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s premier animation artwork and collectible galleries located in Sherman Oaks, California will host Celebrating 60 Years of Disneyland and honoring the legacy of Walt Disney prior to the massive collection going to auction on February 28 and March 1, 2015. The Story of Disneyland Collection SPECIAL MEDIA PREVIEW SNEAK PEEK EXHIBIT. Bob Gurr, one of Walt Disney’s original imagineers and designer of most of Disneyland’s rides will be a special guest for press until 12 Noon. Gurr’s personal stories and anecdotes from his time working with Walt Disney are extraordinary. The Story of Disneyland Collection is the most comprehensive and complete collection to ever come to market and provides an unprecedented narrative into the story of Walt Disney’s beloved Disneyland theme park. (photo: 60 Years of Disneyland)

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Miami Home Prices Post Strong Gains for Third Consecutive Month

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 marzo 2012

Miami, FL – For the third consecutive month, Miami home prices posted strong gains in February. The median sales price of condominiums in the Miami-Dade County surged 40.4 percent to $131,950 in February compared to a year earlier, according to the 26,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. The median sales price of single-family homes rose 19 percent to $175,000.Statewide median sales prices in February increased 15.9 percent to $95,000 for condominiums and 7.2 percent to $135,000 for single-family homes, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department and vendor partner 10K Research and Marketing. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $156,000 in February, a 0.3 percent increase from February 2011.
In February, the average sales price for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County increased 15.4 percent, from $265,440 in 2011 to $306,391 in 2012. The average sales prices for condominiums jumped 26.3 percent, from $214,012 to $270,300.
The sales of existing single-family homes in Miami-Dade increased two percent in February, from 746 to 760, compared to February 2011. Sales of condominiums dropped 12 percent, from 1,230 to 1,086, compared to record sales levels in February 2011.
Statewide sales of existing single-family homes totaled 14,270 in February 2012, down 4.8 percent compared to a year ago. Statewide condominium sales totaled 7,545, down 16 percent from those sold in February 2011. Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops decreased 0.9 percent from January but were 8.8 percent higher than they were in February 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
From February 2011, the inventory of residential listings in Miami-Dade County has decreased 45.1 percent from 24,792 to 13,610 in February 2012. Compared to the previous month, the total inventory of homes dropped 3.4 percent. Total housing inventory nationally rose 4.3 percent at the end of February.
Heightened demand for bank-owned (REO) properties and improved processing of short sales has resulted in rapid absorption of distressed listings and contributed to price appreciation. In February, 54 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami-Dade County were distressed, including REOs (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 69 percent in February 2011 and 56 percent the previous month. Contrary to a year ago, there are now more short sales being transacted than REOs.
In Miami-Dade County, 65 percent of total closed sales in February were all-cash sales, compared to 66 percent in January and 67 percent a year earlier. Cash sales accounted for 46 percent of single-family and 79 percent of condominium closings. Nearly 90 percent of international buyers in Florida purchase properties all cash. Nationally, all-cash sales were 33 percent of transactions in February, reflecting the stronger presence of international buyers in the Miami real estate market.
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating more than 90 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 26,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local association in the National Association of Realtors, and has partnerships with more than 100 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.miamire.com.(Lynda Fernandez)

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Volunteer for 2012 in Italy?

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 4 settembre 2011

Official presidential portrait of Barack Obama...

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Letter to editor Riccardo A couple weeks ago, President Obama sat down for lunch with six of the campaign’s summer organizers to thank them for their work and share some of the lessons he learned when he was a first-time community organizer himself. He made the time because organizing is at the heart of this movement. It’s how we’re building our operation from the ground up over the next 14 months.As we pause this weekend to celebrate the working men and women in our country who fought for the right to organize, it’s worth taking a few minutes to listen to what the President had to say — and think about how we’ll organize this campaign in the months to come.

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