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first_imgAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc is a life insurance company in Nigeria offering a combination of protection (term assurance and group life), savings and investment products. The company is regarded as one of the most experienced and strongest Specialist Life Assurance Offices in Nigeria with some 60 years’ experience in the insurance sector. The company also offers annuity and group life products as well as savings schemes and investment products. African Alliance Insurance operates a network of 18 branch offices. African Alliance Insurance Company has additional business interests which includes developing and managing properties in Nigeria, owning and managing an airline, operating a restaurant and providing catering services. The company has a 100% stake in Axiom Air Plc, a cargo airline company, Frenchies Foods (Nigeria) Plc and a restaurant and catering services company. It has a 96% stake in Ghana Life Insurance Company Plc. African Alliance Insurance Plc is a subsidiary of Conau Plc and has the backing of world-class reinsurers, Munich Reinsurance Company. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. African Alliance Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgSexuality not just an issue in the West, says Idowu-Fearon Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Archbishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, addresses members of General Synod 2016. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] When Bishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, addressed General Synod on July 9, he thanked the Anglican Church of Canada for its many contributions to the communion. He did not indicate how Monday, July 11’s vote on whether to allow the solemnization of same-sex marriages would affect Canada’s place in the global Anglican body.But Idowu-Fearon did note its repercussions for some provinces of the communion.Although he praised the “typically Canadian and commendably transparent process” that led General Synod to the marriage canon vote, he said that the conclusions this process led to — that same-sex marriage was theologically possible — “would be difficult to receive” for other parts of the communion.In his comments on the vote itself, he expressed concern over how either a “yes” or a “no” would be understood by the wider church.“However you are led by the spirit in your reflection at this synod on the marriage of gays and lesbians in Canada,” he said, “I pray that your decision may be received in such a way by the provinces of the communion that it will help, and not hinder, our equally vital agenda to change attitudes that would make people safe.”Idowu-Fearon, who served as bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria before becoming secretary general in 2015, said it would be “impossible” to think about the 77-million member Anglican Communion without noting the “historic and ongoing” role Canada has played in it.Ever since the first Lambeth Conference in 1867, “Canadian Anglicans have borne faithful witness to Christ in their service to the Anglican Communion,” he said.Idowu-Fearon also spoke highly of the number of Canadian Anglicans taking on roles in the Anglican Communion Office, the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and in ecumenical dialogues, and thanked the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) for its support of the Anglican Alliance. He also praised the Canadian primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, saying his “moderating presence” at the January 2016 gathering of primates helped them get through “days of uncertainty.”When he touched on the question of same-sex marriage, Idowu-Fearon was circumspect, stressing that Western churches are not the only ones in the communion struggling with questions about sexuality.Speaking of his home province of Nigeria, a nation in which homosexuality is illegal, Idowu-Fearon noted that “the struggle for the legal, social, spiritual and physical safety of gay and lesbian members is an issue” that the Nigerian church has to face, given the Anglican Communion’s unambiguous denunciation of homophobia at the 1998 Lambeth Conference and at multiple Primates’ Meetings since then.He argued, however, that it is for the Nigerian church to take the lead in confronting this issue.“This is about changing attitudes,” he said. “We need the space and time to do this work on our own.”In the year since the U.S.-based Episcopal Church voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, there has been significant backlash in some parts of the communion over what some have seen as a unilateral decision on an important point of doctrine.This culminated in a statement by the primates in January this year, calling for “consequences” against the Episcopal Church that would limit its participation in communion bodies and decision-making. However, when the communion’s main legislative body, the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), met in Lusaka, Zambia, in April, no sanctions were taken against the the Episcopal Church.This has left some Canadian Anglicans uncertain about what treatment they can expect if their church goes down the same road.But despite the present anxieties, Idowu-Fearon ended on a positive note, reflecting on the positive contribution Canada made at the ACC meeting and declaring that in his recent travels across the communion, he has come to believe that the global Anglican church still has much that brings it together.“This is an exciting time to be an Anglican,” he said. “It is an exciting time to be a part of the Anglican Communion.” Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By André ForgetPosted Jul 11, 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Same-Sex Marriage Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Human Sexuality, Cynthia Katsarelis says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments (1) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_imgDuplex in Turniškės / Plazma Architecture StudioSave this projectSaveDuplex in Turniškės / Plazma Architecture Studio Loft Products used in this ProjectPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneSave this picture!© Norbert TukajText description provided by the architects. Duplex in the valley of the river Neris, surrounded by a pine forest. The main concept comes from constantly changing nature. Unity of the monolithic shapes and simple volumes emphasize natural environment. Save this picture!© Norbert TukajHouses of the same plan structure arranged perpendicularly and connected by a common underground parking. The main axis of structure is an atrium with a staircase which joins three levels of the house: basement, ground floor, and the first floor. Ground floor space is structured on the open plan principle. Kitchen, dining area, living zone and home office is planned around staircase with skylight. Save this picture!© Norbert Tukaj Bedrooms are placed on the first floor. Children ‘s rooms are separated from the master bedroom by a slightly different floor level and the glass atrium which divides the house volume. Thus, a graceful and dynamic silhouette is created with different roof heights, pushed through the facade planes. Save this picture!© Norbert TukajSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Norbert TukajAll of the technical utilities and parking is placed in the basement. The road to access the garage is hidden between two volumes and is almost invisible from all perspectives, thus the forest surrounding the house is not disturbed by any vehicles. Sharp shapes of stone cover external walls and extend to the interior, while planes of glass façade are designed in a way that from inside, the relationship with surrounding landscape seems fluid. Save this picture!© Norbert TukajStructure of the building is made of reinforced concrete and supported by metal columns. Ventilated cladding system is used for façade which has a custom grid made of natural Jura Marble stone. A white matt stone is highlighted by glass curtainwalls in a dark aluminium frame. Save this picture!© Norbert TukajProject gallerySee allShow lessThe IIT opens applications for Dean of the College of ArchitectureCall for Submissions”We Dream of Instant Cities that Could Sprout like Spring Flowers”: The Radical Arch…ArticlesProject locationAddress:Turniškių str. Vilnius, LithuaniaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Lithuania Duplex in Turniškės / Plazma Architecture Studio Year:  Area:  792 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909278/duplex-in-turniskes-plazma-architecture-studio Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily 2017 “COPY” Manufacturers: Franken-Schotter, Freifrau, Vibia, Andreu World, Flos, Jura Marble Suppliers, Oty Light, ARFLEX Marechiaro, Bel.lighting Onyx FL, Hollywood, Volunta, Volunta parket, sandblasted Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Norbert Tukaj Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909278/duplex-in-turniskes-plazma-architecture-studio Clipboard Architects: Plazma Architecture Studio Area Area of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Norbert Tukaj+ 20Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyLoft•Vilnius, Lithuania CopyAbout this officePlazma Architecture StudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftVilniusLithuaniaPublished on January 16, 2019Cite: “Duplex in Turniškės / Plazma Architecture Studio” 16 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save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

first_imgGraduates encouraged to work in the voluntary sector  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 28 March 2004 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people Getalife.org.uk is a new site that encourages graduates to work in the voluntary sector.The site is run by Graduate Prospects, an agency of Universities UK, which is the official national provider of careers support services to higher education.The site offers careers development advice, lists case studies of how graduates have found a career in the voluntary sector, and has a searchable database of job opportunities, both voluntary and paid. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Charity Retail Association launches online mentoring platform Melanie May | 31 October 2018 | News Tagged with: charity retail Charity Retail Association The Charity Retail Association has launched an online mentoring platform for its members.The mentoring platform is a matching service that aims to help people find someone to help them explore areas of their professional life that they wish to develop, or to give back by offering their own expertise.The Charity Retail Association’s charity members can act as either mentors or mentees, and corporate members can also supply guidance as mentors. Registration is open now.Mentees can choose the areas they are interested in as well as specify their location, while mentors will be able to offer a range of skills and also match up by location. It is also possible to state preferences for how the mentoring should be carried out, to view people’s credentials, and to accept or turn down matches.Robin Osterley, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association, said:“Sharing knowledge and expertise has always been a highly regarded characteristic of our membership. For the sector to progress it is crucial that skills and experience are always improving, and this platform aims to help this happen.”  95 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

first_img RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire RSF_en Help by sharing this information Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election October 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Demonstration at Chocolate Exhibition in Paris about journalist missing in Abidjan Around 30 activists from Reporters Without Borders and the “Truth for Guy-André Kieffer” committee staged a protest at Côte d’Ivoire’s stand at the Chocolate Exhibition in Paris today to draw attention to the fact that French-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer had been investigating the country’s cacao industry at the time of his disappearance in April 2004 in Abidjan.They affixed adhesive ribbons and stickers to Côte d’Ivoire’s stand, and distributed leaflets with Kieffer’s photo headlined: “Cacao can kill in Côte d’Ivoire – what did Guy-André Kieffer know ?” Kieffer’s wife and other members of his family were among those taking part in the demonstration, which took place on the first day of the three-day exhibition. “This cowardly kidnapping was organised by members of the president’s entourage,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A terrifying scenario has emerged from two and a half years of investigation. Kieffer knew too much about the ruling clan’s scheming and about the money generated by cacao, of which Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s leading producer.”The press freedom organisation added: “It is essential that visitors to the Chocolate Exhibition know what goes on behind the scenes, and that the Ivorian cacao market conceals sordid goings-on.”The leaflet distributed to visitors said: “French-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer was kidnapped from an Abidjan supermarket parking lot on 16 April 2004 after been lured there by a member of President Laurent Gbagbo’s entourage. Since then his family and friends have not received any word of him.“The enquiries carried out by a French judge have revealed that this journalist, a specialist in commodities, was investigating the embezzlement of funds within the coffee and cacao markets in Côte d’Ivoire. He upset the government by exposing its hidden face and its methods of obtaining dirty money, which lies at the heart of the civil war.“What did Guy-André Kieffer know? That cacao can kill. That chocolate money is mixed with blood. And that a journalist can pay a high price for wanting to know the truth. In this journalist’s name, we demand to know the truth, too.”The use of adhesive ribbon in this protest was inspired by its use by the “Free Tibet Project”: www.freetibetproject.comA specialist in commodities and business, Kieffer worked for the French business daily La Tribune from 1984 to early 2002, when he moved to Côte d’Ivoire’s business capital, Abidjan, and began freelancing for La Lettre du Continent and several Ivorian newspapers.Michel Legré, the brother-in-law of President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, was the last person to see Kieffer before he went missing. French investigating judge Patrick Ramaël began investigating him on 21 October 2004 on suspicion of “abducting and holding” Kieffer. Legré was held in an Abidjan detention centre for a year and half before being placed under house arrest.Ramaël requested Legré’s temporary transfer to France for questioning, but the Ivorian authorities have still not approved the request. Jean-Tony Oulaï, an Ivorian citizen who claims to have been a captain in the Ivorian army, is now also under investigation in France on suspicion of “abducting and holding” Kieffer and is under the control of the French judicial authorities. Certain witnesses allege that he supervised Kieffer’s abduction. News Organisation News to go further Receive email alerts Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Côte d’IvoireAfrica News Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more Around 30 activists from Reporters Without Borders staged a protest at Côte d’Ivoire’s stand at the Chocolate Exhibition in Paris today to draw attention to the fact that French-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer had been investigating the country’s cacao industry at the time of his disappearance in April 2004 in Abidjan. November 27, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders hails the withdrawal of charges against William Parra, a TV reporter wrongly accused of abetting Colombia’s rebels, and urges the Colombian authorities to compensate him for his long legal battle to prove his innocence, during which he fled to Venezuela.The Colombian prosecutor-general’s office finally abandoned the seven-year-old proceedings against Parra on 11 March. They date back to the dark days of Alvaro Uribe’s presidency, when illegal phone taps known as “chuzadas” and threats presumably made by paramilitaries or the intelligence agency known as DAS drove many journalists into exile.“We welcome this decision, even if it has come much too late,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “In view of all the harm that Parra suffered as a result of these proceedings, he should be awarded fair compensation.”The Colombian authorities had turned their sights on Parra since 2006, when he joined Telesur, a Caracas-based pan-Latin American TV station.The head of the Colombian police, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, accused Parra in 2007 of “manipulation and complicity” with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in connection with the June 2007 abduction of Capt. Guillermo Javier Solórzano, who was interviewed by Parra while held hostage.In 2010, an international warrant was issued for Parra’s arrest on charges of criminal association, financing terrorism and “rebellion” in connection with his alleged links to the FARC.Parra’s name was said to appear in emails found in the laptop of FARC deputy commander Raúl Reyes, who was killed by the Colombian military while in Ecuador in March 2008.The prosecutor responsible for the charges was a retired military officer who was later removed from the case. At no point were Parra’s lawyers allowed to see the alleged evidence against him.Reporters Without Borders asked Parra if he now plans to return to Colombia from Venezuela, where he has resided since 2007.“I want to go back but, for the time being, I don’t know if sufficient guarantees and the necessary conditions are in place. I don’t know if the establishment will let me go back. This is a very special moment in Colombia’s history. I hope it will provide an opportunity for journalists who have always wanted the peace they need to work.”Colombia is ranked 128th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas March 16, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After seven years, Colombia drops charges against TV reporter News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Colombia to go furthercenter_img Reports RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia May 13, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Where is Single-family Rental Growing the Most? Previous: Implementing Blockchain Into Real Estate Next: The Price Tag of Owning a Home Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Home / Daily Dose / Where is Single-family Rental Growing the Most? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic Demand Homes HOUSING Rental rents Single-Family Homes Supply Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CoreLogic Demand Homes HOUSING Rental rents Single-Family Homes Supply 2018-08-23 Krista Franks Brock Single-family rental prices have been on the rise for the past eight years, but their incline has been leveling off since early 2016, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. Single-family rental prices rose 3 percent over the year in June and have risen a cumulative 4.1 percent over the first six months of this year, according to CoreLogic’s Single-Family Rent Index, released Thursday. At the national level, single-family rental price growth reached its peak in February 2016 at 4.2 percent. For the first half of this year, prices have risen an average of 2.8 percent over the year each month. The pace of increase has depended somewhat on the type of property.“High demand and low supply of lower-priced single-family rental properties continue to push up rents for this segment of the rental market,” said Molly Boesel, Principal Economist at CoreLogic. “With these market forces expected to stay in place in the near term, rents on lower-priced rental properties should continue to outpace those of higher-end properties.” On an annual basis, prices grew more for low-end single-family rentals, about 3.9 percent, compared to 2.8 percent for higher-end rentals. CoreLogic defines “low-end rentals” as those with rental prices less than 75 percent of the regional median price, whereas “high-end” rental properties are those that are more than 125 percent of the area’s median rent. Rental price growth is concentrated in metros with “limited new construction, low rental vacancies and strong local economies” as well as areas affected by major hurricanes, according to CoreLogic. The highest rate of single-family rent price growth among the 20 metros CoreLogic tracks took place in Las Vegas. Prices rose 5.4 percent per month on an average annual basis over the first half of the year. Orlando and Phoenix ranked No. 2 and No. 3 with an average of 5.2 percent and 4.7 percent annual price growth for each of the first six months of this year. While nearly all 20 of the major metros CoreLogic observed experienced price increases in each of the first six months of this year, Honolulu was the one outlier. Honolulu experienced its first single-family rental price increase in seven months in May. In June, prices rose again, increasing 1.4 percent over the year. CoreLogic also highlighted the fact that hurricane-impacted Houston “shows impressive year-over-year increases in the first half of 2018, peaking at 4.4 percent year over year in May and settling at 3.9 percent year over year in June 2018.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Krista Franks Brock Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 23, 2018 2,171 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more